14 days in Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

14 days in Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip planner

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Dar es Salaam
— 4 nights
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Nungwi
— 3 nights
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Paje
— 1 night
Drive
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Zanzibar City
— 5 nights
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Dar es Salaam

— 4 nights
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Head to The Tanzanite Dream and Nyumba ya Sanaafor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum and Bongoyo Island. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Slipway Shopping Centre, take an in-depth tour of Village Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Sense, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Nungwi

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get outdoors at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Step out of Nungwi with an excursion to Panamwe Tours & Safaris in Pwani Mchangani--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nungwi travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Paje

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Nicolas Zanzibar Tours, kick back and relax at Paje Beach, and then head outdoors with Paje Scooter Rent.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paje holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Christ Church Cathedral and Fahari Zanzibar. Take a break from the city and head to The Safari Blue and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and walk around Forodhani Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip maker tool.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In August in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.