6 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

6 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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6 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Maputo
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Matemwe
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Maputo

1
day
Matemwe

Matemwe ©
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Matemwe Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and then stroll through Uroa Bay.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Matemwe day trip planning tool .

Maputo, Mozambique to Matemwe is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maputo to Matemwe due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Matemwe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Uroa Bay
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral ©

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nakupenda Beach and Jambiani Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Christ Church Cathedral and Mtoni Palace Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Kuza Cave (in Jambiani) and Paje Beach (in Paje). The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Matemwe to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. December in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani, Paje Beach
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave

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