30 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

30 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island route planner

Make it your trip
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Zanzibar City
— 7 nights
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Paje
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Nungwi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matemwe
— 9 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City
— 1 night
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Safari Blue and Cheetah's Rock. Museum-lovers will appreciate Freddie Mercury Museum and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Zanzibar City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Zanzibar City is 3 hours. In December, Zanzibar City is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Family-friendly places like Rising Sun Dive Center and Jozani Forest will thrill your kids. Visit Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave, head outdoors with Kite Dream Zanzibar, and tour on your own time with Paje Scooter Rent.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paje travel route planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. January in Paje sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Nungwi

— 5 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Relax by the water at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Tazari Caves make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, take in the exciting artwork at Dr. Bulugu Gallery, don't miss a visit to Fukuchani Ruins, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nungwi online trip maker.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Nungwi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matemwe.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe

— 9 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scubafish Dive Center Ltd and Off-Road Tours. Visiting Uroa Bay and Kiwengwa Beach will get you outdoors.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Matemwe travel route planner.

You can drive from Nungwi to Matemwe in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar City

— 1 night
On the 25th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at Mrembo Spa and then take an in-depth tour of Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City planner.

You can drive from Matemwe to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Museums · Spas
Highlights from your 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.