31 days in Tanzania Itinerary

31 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Moshi
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Moshi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tarangire National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arusha
— 5 nights
Fly

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Moshi

— 4 nights
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.
Make the 3rd (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. On the 6th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, and take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moshi planner.

San Antonio, USA to Moshi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park holiday planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Go for a jaunt from Nungwi to Kiwengwa to see Off-Road Tours about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Nungwi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Paje Scooter Rent and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paje trip builder site.

Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

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 17th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Tarangire National Park

— 2 nights
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In May, Tarangire National Park is little chillier than Zanzibar City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Lake Manyara National Park

— 2 nights
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
On the 20th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway and then explore the activities along Lake Manyara. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Lac Manyara.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake Manyara National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park. In May in Lake Manyara National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area route planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Arusha

— 5 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 27th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 28th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kandoo Adventures, and explore the activities along Lake Duluti.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arusha tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Arusha are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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.