31 days in Tanzania & Victoria Falls Itinerary

31 days in Tanzania & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 13 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  12 h 15 min
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Madrid, Spain

13
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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 get in some beach time at Uroa Bay and Nakupenda Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tangawizi Spice Farm and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Tunguu and see Space Station Zanzibar, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins, experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Darajani Bazaar.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zanzibar City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Madrid, Spain to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Kuza Cave, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Jozani Forest, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and then stroll through Jambiani Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paje trip planning app.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

3
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matemwe Beach and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Step out of Nungwi to go to Kiwengwa and see Kiwengwa Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Tazari Caves, observe the fascinating underwater world at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and get to know the fascinating history of Fukuchani Ruins.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip maker.

Drive from Paje to Nungwi in 2 hours. In August in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa, Matemwe Beach, Fukuchani Ruins, Kiwengwa Beach
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chagga Museum. Step out of Kilimanjaro National Park with an excursion to Ndoro Waterfall in Marangu--about 1h 15 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Marangu
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Ndoro Waterfall ©
Ndoro Waterfall

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mara River and Naabi Hill. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, explore the striking landscape of Seronera, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grumeti River ©
Grumeti River
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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