23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania travel planner
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Arusha
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dar es Salaam
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. Let the collections at Cultural Heritage Centre and Isle of Jewels capture your imagination. Step out of Arusha with an excursion to Kandoo Adventures in Penrith--about 120 hours away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, take a stroll around Cultural Arts Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at AIM Mall, and see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Arusha online trip maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Arusha. October in Arusha sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Moshi.
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Moshi — 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Kilimanjaro and Climbing Tours. Spend the 8th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moshi trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dar es Salaam.
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Dar es Salaam — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chuma Art Workshop and Village Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nafasi Art Space and National Museum. It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Slipway Shopping Centre.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dar es Salaam travel route planner.

Fly from Moshi to Dar es Salaam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dar es Salaam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Safari Blue and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Zivansh and Yawara Massage & TingatingaArts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani).

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Paje.
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Paje, Zanzibar Island — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Paje Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Kite Dream Zanzibar, then see some colorful creatures with Rising Sun Dive Center, and then stop by The Village Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paje itinerary builder.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Paje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle 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.
On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nungwi trip maker site.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Nungwi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip website.

You can fly from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in October, things will get colder in Serengeti National Park: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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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 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Olduvai Gorge.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive 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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