15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + taxi:  33​h
1
Moshi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Marangu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Arusha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Karatu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
7
Zanzibar City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Jambiani
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: San Diego


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1
night
Moshi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi road trip planning website .

San Diego, USA to Moshi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from San Diego to Moshi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Marangu.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio
Spas

1
night
Marangu

Marangu ©
On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Chagga Museum and then admire the sheer force of Ndoro Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marangu trip planner.

You can drive from Moshi to Marangu in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arusha National Park.

Things to do in Marangu

Parks Nature Museums
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Ndoro Waterfall ©
Ndoro Waterfall
Chagga Museum ©
Chagga Museum

1
night
Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park ©
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Arusha National Park and then contemplate the geological forces at Mt Meru.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arusha National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Marangu to Arusha National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha National Park

Parks Nature
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Arusha National Park ©
Arusha National Park
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation planner .

Drive from Arusha National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 6.5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toKaratu.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Karatu

Karatu ©
Karatu District is one of the seven districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Caves and then stop by African Galleria.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Karatu online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Karatu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Karatu

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

African Galleria
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African Galleria ©
African Galleria

3
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
Spend the 16th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. See some other sides of Ngorongoro Conservation Area: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online route maker .

You can drive from Karatu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. On the 19th (Sat), you're off toZanzibar City.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Zanzibar City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at The Coins Shop, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Forodhani Park, then delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Zanzibar City takes 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Jambiani.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

2
nights
Jambiani

Jambiani ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach and then walk around Jozani Forest.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jambiani trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Jambiani in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jambiani

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jozani Forest, Paje Beach
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Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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