11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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11 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly + train:  21​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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 inner history buff will appreciate Mtoni Palace Ruins and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown. Escape the urban bustle at Matemwe Beach and Kendwa Beach. When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), and view the masterpieces at Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City road trip website .

Newark, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newark to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. July in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mtoni Palace Ruins, Matemwe Beach, Uroa Bay, Kendwa Beach
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Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Get in touch with nature at Jambiani Beach and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paje trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In July in Paje, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

1
night
Arusha

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, then wander the streets of Arusha Village Experience, and finally stop by Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arusha planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paje in August: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Arusha Village Experience ©
Arusha Village Experience
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