9 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

9 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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9 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Arusha
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Nungwi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zanzibar City
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Arusha

2
nights
Nungwi

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kendwa Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Nungwi Beach, Head underground at Tazari Caves, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nungwi trip maker tool .

Arusha to Nungwi is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Nungwi: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and Jozani Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Paje (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Paje Beach, &more), Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Jambiani (Kuza Cave & Jambiani Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Paje, Zanzibar Island, Jambiani, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

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