15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Nairobi, Shuttle to Arusha
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Arusha
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive
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Tarangire National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Make the 10th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a dose of the wild on Kandoo Adventures, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha driving holiday app.

Newark, USA to Arusha is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get warmer in Arusha: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours
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Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
On the 12th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
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Serengeti National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
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 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online travel route planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
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Tarangire National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In January in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. You'll set off for Zanzibar City on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 4 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 18th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in January, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.