9 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

9 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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9 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mtoni Palace Ruins and Dr. Bulugu Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Matemwe Beach and Uroa Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi), Paje (Paje Beach & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip website .

Doha, Qatar to Zanzibar City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for cooler days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island, Matemwe Beach, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

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