5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5​h
1
Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Uroa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Nungwi
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City journey planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zanzibar City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Uroa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

1
night
Uroa

Uroa ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uroa Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uroa route builder app .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Uroa takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Uroa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Uroa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mtoni Palace Ruins
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Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

1
night
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nungwi planning website .

Drive from Uroa to Nungwi in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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