30 days in Arusha & Zanzibar City Itinerary

30 days in Arusha & Zanzibar City Itinerary

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Arusha
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Zanzibar City
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Arusha
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Arusha

— 1 night
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 3rd (Fri), stop by House of Gems and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater. On the next day, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arusha vacation planning app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Kilimanjaro International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Arusha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Zanzibar City

— 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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City travel route builder site.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Arusha in September; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Arusha

— 23 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Arusha: Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum (in Moshi) and Arusha National Park (Safaris & Mt Meru). Spend the 9th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 12th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Enjoy Arusha some more: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get outside with Kili Dreamers.

Plan trip to Arusha with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, Arusha is a bit cooler than Zanzibar City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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