28 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

28 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island route planner

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Zanzibar City
— 17 nights
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Paje
— 4 nights
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Nungwi
— 6 nights
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Zanzibar City

— 17 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uroa Bay (in Uroa) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). Spend the 10th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and walk around Forodhani Gardens.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Paje

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paje to Kizimkazi to see Eddy Murphy Safari about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Jozani Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach, head outdoors with Kite Dream Zanzibar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paje trip builder app.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi

— 6 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get out of town with these interesting Nungwi side-trips: Kiwengwa (Off-Road Tours & Kiwengwa Beach) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach, don't miss a visit to Fukuchani Ruins, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi online road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.