13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island trip planner

Make it your trip
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Zanzibar City
— 10 nights
Drive
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Unguja City
— 1 night
Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Zanzibar City

— 10 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Paje Beach (in Paje), Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling, Nungwi Beach, &more) and Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City itinerary builder site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Zanzibar City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Zanzibar City. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Unguja City.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Unguja City

— 1 night
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins, stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Space Station Zanzibar.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Unguja City route planning site.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Unguja City by car takes about an hour. In August in Unguja City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Unguja City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.