12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Zanzibar City
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Paje
— 2 nights
Shuttle
3
Nungwi
— 4 nights
Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Zanzibar City

— 5 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 7th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll through Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, explore the galleries of Cultural Arts Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City road trip site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Zanzibar City is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in October, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paje

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest and then stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paje trip planner.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In October in Paje, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Nungwi

— 4 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Take a break from Nungwi with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, and stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Nungwi trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
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.