22 days in Zanzibar City & Cape Town Itinerary

22 days in Zanzibar City & Cape Town Itinerary

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22 days in Zanzibar City & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

9
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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach), Paje (Paje Beach & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, walk around Forodhani Park, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City tour planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Zanzibar City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi, Paje, Off-Road Tours, Space Station Zanzibar
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

10
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Stellenbosch (Keermont Vineyards & Waterford Estate). The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, stop by Abseil Africa, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Cape Town in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Cape Town is colder than Zanzibar City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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