13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nungwi
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Paje
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Zanzibar City
— 3 nights
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Nungwi

— 4 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Change things up with a short trip to Matemwe Beach in Matemwe (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, Head underground at Tazari Caves, and choose your vessel at Fishing Zanzibar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Nungwi is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Muscat in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nungwi: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Paje

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Attractions like Jozani Forest and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paje online travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Paje sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Zanzibar City

— 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.
Popular historic sites such as House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) are in your itinerary. Visit Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve and Uroa Bay for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.