12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania tour itinerary builder

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Moshi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Moshi

— 1 night
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): view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moshi online trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Moshi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Arusha.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
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Arusha

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, then examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then meet the residents at Meserani Snake Park. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Serengeti National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Seronera and Olduvai Gorge. There's still lots to do: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park day trip tool.

You can fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and finally stroll through Cheetah's Rock. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, then delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

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Fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. In July in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nungwi trip planning site.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.