13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip planner

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
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Arusha
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
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Moshi
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 3 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 4th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and experience rural life at Shabuta Spice Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City travel website.

Durham, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 8 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Durham in February, with highs in Zanzibar City at 92°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
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 6th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, stroll through Nungwi Beach, and then look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nungwi are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Arusha.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Arusha

— 2 nights
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 8th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nungwi to Arusha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nungwi in February; daily highs in Arusha reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
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Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
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Moshi

— 1 night
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 12th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Moshi online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Spas
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Tanzania travel guide

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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.