56 days in Tanzania Itinerary

56 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Arusha
— 8 nights
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Lake Manyara National Park
2
Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly
6
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Moshi
— 7 nights
Fly
8
Dar es Salaam
— 8 nights
Fly
9
Iringa
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle
11
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly
12
Pemba Island
— 4 nights
Fly
13
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

Arusha

— 8 nights
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, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

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

Nice, France to Arusha is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 14:

Lake Manyara National Park

— 2 nights
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.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Manyara National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park takes 2.5 hours. 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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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.
Serengeti National Park is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, explore the activities along Mara River, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Getting from Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Manyara National Park in October, things will get little chillier in Serengeti National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, 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 travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Tarangire National Park

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

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
On the 23rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Make the 25th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 4 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 · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Moshi

— 7 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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and trek along with Topi Adventure.

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

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:

Dar es Salaam

— 8 nights
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, stop by The Tanzanite Dream, walk around Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Upanga Jamatkhana.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Dar es Salaam takes 4 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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 9:

Iringa

— 3 nights
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Ruaha National Park. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, and take an in-depth tour of Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Iringa day trip planning tool.

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Iringa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Dar es Salaam in November, expect Iringa to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Iringa

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

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.
Paje is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Jozani Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach.

Planning Paje trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Paje takes 6 hours. Traveling from Iringa in November, Paje is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 3 nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Tazari Caves, stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, and kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Pemba Island

— 4 nights
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Misali island, take a peaceful walk through Ngezi Forest Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pemba Island trip planner.

Getting from Nungwi to Pemba Island by flight takes about 4 hours. In November in Pemba Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 7 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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a 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

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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.