26 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam
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Kidayi
— 1 night
Drive
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Lushoto
— 1 night
Drive to Ukunda, Fly to Kilimanjaro National Park
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arusha National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tarangire National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karatu
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 3 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gombe National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Kigoma, Ferry to Mahale Mountains National Park
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Mahale Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Nungwi
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Chuma Art Workshop and then kick back and relax at Matema Beachg.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary maker tool.

Munich, Germany to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 156-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Dar es Salaam is 2 hours. Traveling from Munich in April, expect Dar es Salaam to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kidayi.
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Kidayi — 1 night

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kidayi trip maker.

You can drive from Dar es Salaam to Kidayi in 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Lushoto on the 29th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Lushoto — 1 night

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lushoto trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kidayi to Lushoto takes 8.5 hours. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park — 2 nights

On the 1st (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kibo. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lushoto to Kilimanjaro National Park in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha National Park.
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Arusha National Park — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Mt Meru.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Arusha National Park day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park — 2 nights

On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarangire National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park trip site.

You can fly from Arusha National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. May in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Lake Manyara National Park.
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Lake Manyara National Park — 2 nights

A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Lac Manyara. On your second day here, head outdoors with Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Manyara National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park. In May in Lake Manyara National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Karatu.
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Karatu — 1 night

Karatu District is one of the seven districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. On the 9th (Tue), Head underground at Elephant Caves and then take in the exciting artwork at Marera Village Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Karatu trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Manyara National Park to Karatu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 9:
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Empakaai Crater and The Engare Sero Footprint Site. Get outdoors at Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planning app.

Getting from Karatu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gombe National Park.
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Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Gombe National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gombe Stream National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gombe National Park driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Serengeti National Park to Gombe National Park with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Gombe National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Mahale Mountains National Park on the 16th (Tue).
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Mahale Mountains National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Tanganyika.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mahale Mountains National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gombe National Park to Mahale Mountains National Park takes 19 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island — 1 night

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Bahati Beach Boutique and then stroll through Nungwi Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nungwi online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mahale Mountains National Park to Nungwi. In May in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Paje.
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Paje, Zanzibar Island — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head outdoors with Rising Sun Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paje trip builder website.

You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Paje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).
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Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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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