7 days in Zanzibar Island & Dar es Salaam Itinerary

7 days in Zanzibar Island & Dar es Salaam Itinerary

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Zanzibar City
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Paje
— 1 night
Fly to Dar es Salaam, Taxi to Dar es Salaam
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Dar es Salaam
— 2 nights
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Nungwi
— 3 nights
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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 18th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Zanzibar City is minus 1 hour. In June, Zanzibar City is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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 19th (Sat): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Nicolas Zanzibar Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, and then stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In June in Paje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Dar es Salaam

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Village Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Azania Front Lutheran Chruch. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at The Slipway Shopping Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Makonde Mosque, then stop by The Tanzanite Dream, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Qiblatein.

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Getting from Paje to Dar es Salaam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. June in Dar es Salaam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Nungwi

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, meet the residents at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and then stop by Bahati Beach Boutique. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with Nungwi Aquarium Adventures and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nungwi trip builder site.

You can fly from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.