12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island journey planner

Make it your trip
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Zanzibar City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Unguja City
— 1 night
Drive
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Kiwengwa
— 2 nights
Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Zanzibar City

— 7 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 Zanzibar Extreme Watersports, Zanzibar Horse Club and Cheetah's Rock. Family-friendly places like Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and Nungwi Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Nungwi), Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Paje Beach (in Paje). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), walk around Jozani Forest, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City visit planning tool.

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 difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City is 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. You'll set off for Unguja City on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Unguja City

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mnemba Atoll. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head outdoors with Mnemba Atoll.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Unguja City trip planning app.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Unguja City in an hour. In December in Unguja City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kiwengwa.

Things to do in Unguja City

Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Kiwengwa

— 2 nights
Nestled on Zanzibar's most populated island, the tiny village of Kiwengwa consists of little more than a sweeping stretch of white sand lined with all-inclusive resorts.
Kiwengwa Caves has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uroa Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matemwe Beach. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kiwengwa Caves.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kiwengwa trip builder app.

You can drive from Unguja City to Kiwengwa in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiwengwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.