29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Iringa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
9
Moshi
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Arusha
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nungwi Beach and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, and contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Zanzibar City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kuza Cave. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Paje Scooter Rent and enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paje road trip site .

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. November in Paje sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Matemwe.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kuza Cave, Jozani Forest
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Paje Scooter Rent ©
Paje Scooter Rent

1
night
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Matemwe Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Matemwe travel planner.

You can drive from Paje to Matemwe in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Matemwe are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Matemwe

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

2
nights
Iringa

Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. On the 26th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre, then steep yourself in history at Isimila Stone Age Site, then don't miss a visit to Gangilonga Rock, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ligereke Rock Paintings.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Iringa day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Matemwe to Iringa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Matemwe in November, Iringa is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Iringa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site
Gangilonga Rock ©
Gangilonga Rock

1
night
Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Ras Mkumbi and then see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mafia Island day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Mafia Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Kibo and Safaris. On the 29th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Mafia Island to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

Make your Ngorongoro Conservation Area itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Serengeti National Park and Serengeti Hippo Pool. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

4
nights
Moshi

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.
Visiting Ascend Tanzania and Kikuletwa Hotsprings will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balloon Rides and Mama Africa Curio. When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Chagga Museum in Marangu, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Origin Trails.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moshi online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Climbing Tours
Balloon Rides
Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania

6
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arusha National Park and Tanzanite Experience. Visiting Mt Meru and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Make the 10th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 12th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha day trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. December in Arusha sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mt Meru
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Climbing Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
Balloon Rides

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