14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Taxi:  21​h 15​min
1
Moshi
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Moshi

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Kilimanjaro and Safaris. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, browse for treasures at Mama Africa Giftshop, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi online trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC, USA to Moshi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Moshi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Tours
Safaris

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Moshi to Tarangire National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, 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 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

2
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
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 3rd (Mon): see Off-Road Tours and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

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 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nungwi itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 6th (Thu): head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and then stop by Mwanzo Mpya. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Nungwi to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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