21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  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.
Do your shopping at Shanga & Shanga Foundation and AIM Mall. 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. It doesn't end there: take a stroll around Cultural Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Arusha is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Arusha. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, things will get slightly colder in Arusha: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours 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. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip maker site .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

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

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary 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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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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 view the masterpieces at 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): stroll through Matema Beachg, make a trip to Slipway Shopping Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sea Cliff Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dar es Salaam road trip planning website .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Dar es Salaam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Shopping Parks 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nungwi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Misali island and Vumawimbi Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in August, expect nights in Pemba Island to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, 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 Outdoors Beaches
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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 Dr Bulugu Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nakupenda Beach and Paje Beach. When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Jambiani Beach in Jambiani, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City vacation maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in August, you will find days in Zanzibar City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (26°C). On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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