29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania tour planner

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
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Iringa
— 2 nights
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Mafia Island
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
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Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
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Moshi
— 4 nights
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Arusha
— 6 nights
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 4 nights
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Christ Church Cathedral. Visiting Nungwi Beach and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in November, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 3 nights
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuza Cave and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Escape the urban bustle at Jozani Forest and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Paje Scooter Rent and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paje trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matemwe.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

— 1 night
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Matemwe online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paje to Matemwe in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Matemwe can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Iringa

— 2 nights
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre, then contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, and then don't miss a visit to Gangilonga Rock.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Iringa trip tool.

Fly from Matemwe to Iringa in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Iringa when traveling from Matemwe in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Iringa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Mafia Island

— 1 night
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Ras Mkumbi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mafia Marine National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mafia Island trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Mafia Island takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kibo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Getting from Mafia Island to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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Serengeti National Park

— 3 nights
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Seronera and Olduvai Gorge. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find out how to plan a trip to Serengeti National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Moshi

— 4 nights
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Ascend Tanzania and Balloon Rides. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mama Africa Giftshop and Kikuletwa Hotsprings. Go for a jaunt from Moshi to Marangu to see Chagga Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moshi online day trip planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Moshi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Arusha

— 6 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balloon Rides and Shanga & Shanga Foundation. Get outdoors at Mt Meru and Climbing Tours. Spend the 12th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Moshi to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Arusha, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.