13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Arusha
— 2 nights
2
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
4
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
5
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
6
Moshi
— 1 night
7
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night

2
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 30th (Sat), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Arusha online vacation planner.

San Francisco, USA to Arusha is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Arusha, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for much warmer days in Arusha, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Climbing Tours

1
night
Tarangire National Park

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

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Arusha to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
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 4th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Nungwi takes 7 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nungwi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
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 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, thenhead off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, thenexamine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and finally stop by Kihaga.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip tool.

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kihaga
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Highlights from your plan
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

1
night
Moshi

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then stop by Sanaa Zetu.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moshi trip maker site.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Moshi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness
Sanaa Zetu ©
Sanaa Zetu

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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