31 days in Tanzania Itinerary

31 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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31 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Agadir
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Pemba Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Arusha
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Mwanza
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Mto wa Mbu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Moshi
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Agadir

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Paje to see Paje Beach about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, stop by Fahari Zanzibar, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip builder .

Agadir, Morocco to Zanzibar City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Misali island and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Pemba Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pemba Island online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach and then stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

3
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.
Make the 11th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. On the 13th (Sat), spend a day ambling around Serengeti Heritage. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Arusha visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nungwi in July, with highs in Arusha at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage

2
nights
Mwanza

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Rock City Mall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bismarck Rock, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, trek along Saanane Island National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then appreciate the history behind Samaki Corner.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mwanza route maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Mwanza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Arusha in July, expect nights in Mwanza to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Mwanza

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bismarck Rock ©
Bismarck Rock

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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

Getting from Mwanza to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

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 19th (Fri): 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.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel website .

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

2
nights
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Parc National du Lac Manyara. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Caves, then stop by African Galleria, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Mto wa Mbu trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Mto wa Mbu takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mto wa Mbu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Caves
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African Galleria ©
African Galleria

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park trip planner .

Drive from Mto wa Mbu to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park journey builder .

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chagga Museum in Marangu (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 29th (Mon) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio.

Plan my trip to Moshi with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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