13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London


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1
night
Arusha

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 11th (Fri), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Isle of Jewels, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, and finally take a stroll through Arusha Village Experience.

Plan my day in Arusha using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to Arusha is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Arusha due to the time zone difference. In September, Arusha is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire all the interesting features of Oldupai Gorge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arusha in September, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

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 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online journey planner .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 ©
On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paje Beach and Nakupenda Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, and contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City day trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. In September, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Tarangire National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then stroll through Kendwa Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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