21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
6
Dar es Salaam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
7
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
8
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Jerusalem

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.
Head to Shanga & Shanga Foundation and AIM Mallfor plenty of shopping. Make the 2nd (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Cultural Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arusha online road trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Arusha is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Arusha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get little chillier in Arusha: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. It doesn't end there: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
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 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. August in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park online tour planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by The Tanzanite Dream, then enjoy breathtaking views from PPF Tower, then browse the exhibits of Rasta Land Art Gallery, and finally take a stroll around Nafasi Art Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Matema Beachg, then buy something for everyone on your list at Slipway Shopping Center, and then browse the different shops at Sea Cliff Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dar es Salaam road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Dar es Salaam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dar es Salaam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matema Beachg
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Nafasi Art Space ©
Nafasi Art Space
Matema Beachg ©
Matema Beachg
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower

1
night
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 12th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Relax by the water at Misali island and Kigomasha Peninsula.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pemba Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nungwi in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Pemba Island, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

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

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fahari Zanzibar and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Nakupenda Beach and Paje Beach. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Jambiani and see Jambiani Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Dr Bulugu Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip planning site.

Getting from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Pemba Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zanzibar City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach, Jambiani Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

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