7 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

7 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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7 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Nungwi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi online visit planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nungwi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Nungwi to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahati Beach Boutique
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 18th (Wed): look for gifts at The Coins Shop and then steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City day trip site .

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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