12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania journey planner
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Arusha
— 3 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Moshi
— 2 nights
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Arusha — 3 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 24th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities and see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in November, with highs in Arusha at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

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Drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip builder site.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In November in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nungwi road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Nungwi: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with The Safari Blue and then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Moshi.
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Moshi — 2 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.
On the 1st (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Moshi tour planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moshi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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