16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Athens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, then head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, and then look for gifts at iheartz Collections.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Arusha trip app .

Athens, Greece to Arusha is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Arusha due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in May: highs in Arusha hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

3
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.
Serengeti National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Grumeti River, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera
Off-Road Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tarangire 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

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. May in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

Discover how to plan a Kilimanjaro National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Mama Africa Giftshop, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi visit planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

3
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Paje Beach in Paje, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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