12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Zanzibar City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Paje
— 2 nights
Shuttle
3
Nungwi
— 3 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana

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Zanzibar City

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mtoni Palace Ruins, Stone Town and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) and Hamamni Persian Baths. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with The Safari Blue, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Zanzibar City is 2 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in June, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jozani Forest, Uroa Bay and Kuza Cave. On the 5th (Mon), Head underground at Kuza Cave, kick back and relax at Uroa Bay, then walk around Jozani Forest, then kick back and relax at Paje Beach, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then get outside with Paje Scooter Rent.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paje travel route planning app.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. July in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Nungwi

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matemwe Beach as well as Kiwengwa Caves. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): Head underground at Kiwengwa Caves, kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach, then stroll through Nungwi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach. On the next day, Head underground at Tazari Caves, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.