10 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

10 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island trip planner

Make it your trip
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Zanzibar City
— 8 nights
Drive
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Unguja City
— 1 day
Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Zanzibar City

— 8 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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa), Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach) and Paje Beach (in Paje). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zanzibar City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Unguja City.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Unguja City

— 1 day
On the 3rd (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA) and then steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Unguja City vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Unguja City takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Unguja City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.