5 days in Nairobi & Zanzibar City Itinerary

5 days in Nairobi & Zanzibar City Itinerary

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5 days in Nairobi & Zanzibar City Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya

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night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of GP Karting, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, then look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Zanzibar City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in November, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 27°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi Beach, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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