6 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

6 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island sightseeing planner
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Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
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Nungwi
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City — 2 nights

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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with The Safari Blue, explore the galleries of Yawara Massage & TingatingaArts, stroll through Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and look for gifts at 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary maker.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Abu Dhabi, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Nungwi.
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Nungwi — 3 nights

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 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi day trip tool.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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