17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

17 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam
— 2 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
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Arusha
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
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Dar es Salaam — 2 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.
Chuma Art Workshop and National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 29th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Village Museum, head off the coast to Mbudya Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Azania Front Lutheran Chruch, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dar es Salaam trip website.

Moscow, Russia to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 168-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in July; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip maker.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore and take pictures at Olduvai Gorge.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Arusha.
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Arusha — 2 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, and then take a stroll through Arusha Village Experience. Keep things going the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arusha vacation planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Arusha sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Hamamni Persian Baths. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, and steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, Zanzibar City is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for 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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