56 days in Tanzania Itinerary

56 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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56 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Nice
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Arusha
— 8 nights
Fly:  45 min
2
Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
3
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Moshi
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Dar es Salaam
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Iringa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
12
Pemba Island
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Nice

8
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.
Explore Arusha's surroundings by going to Arusha National Park (Mt Meru & Safaris). Spend the 6th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arusha sightseeing planner.

Nice, France to Arusha is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in October: highs in Arusha hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arusha National Park
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 14:
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Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours

2
nights
Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park ©
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at African Galleria and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Lac Manyara. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Manyara National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Lake Manyara National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Manyara ©
Lake Manyara
African Galleria ©
African Galleria

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.
Serengeti National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera, see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Grumeti River, and explore and take pictures at Mara River.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park in an hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lake Manyara National Park in October; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. In October in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Mount Kilimanjaro. Make the 25th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Climbing Tours

7
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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Before you visit Moshi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

8
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bagamoyo (Kaole Ruins & Old Boma). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, try your luck at Sea Cliff Casino, and look for gifts at The Tanzanite Dream.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam travel tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Dar es Salaam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bagamoyo
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Old Boma ©
Old Boma
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island

3
nights
Iringa

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Ruaha National Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Ligereke Rock Paintings, take an in-depth tour of Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Iringa itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Dar es Salaam to Iringa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dar es Salaam in November: high temperatures in Iringa hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Iringa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site
Ruaha National Park ©
Ruaha National Park
Safaris

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Jozani Forest, explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paje trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Paje takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Iringa in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paje, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Take a break from Nungwi with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paje to Nungwi takes 2 hours. November in Nungwi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa, Off-Road Tours
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pemba Island, delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemba Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pemba Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

7
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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Pemba Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zanzibar City, with lows of 27°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

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