8 days in Bahrain & Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Bahrain & Tanzania Itinerary

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1
Manama, Bahrain
— 3 nights
2
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights

3
nights
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Head to City Centre Bahrain and Asia Carpet & Antiquesfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) and Busaad Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort in Riffa (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Moda Mall - Bahrain World Trade Center, examine the collection at Beit Al Qur'an, and delve into the distant past at Barbar Temples.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manama trip maker.

If you are flying in from Bahrain, the closest major aiport is Bahrain International Airport. May in Manama sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort, Busaad Art Gallery, Barbar Temples
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Qal'at al-Bahrain ©
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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 inner history buff will appreciate House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). We've included these beaches for you: Nungwi Beach and Nakupenda Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Manama to Zanzibar City in 11 hours. Traveling from Manama in May, things will get little chillier in Zanzibar City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi Beach
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

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