5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Zanzibar City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  25​h
End: New York City

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Zanzibar City

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.
On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 90°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Mwanzo Mpya ©
Mwanzo Mpya

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Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nungwi tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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