15 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Paris

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). Visiting Cheetah's Rock and Paje Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Paje), Jambiani Beach (in Jambiani) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, get engrossed in the history at Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani), delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town.

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Paris, France to Zanzibar City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern African Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje, Jambiani Beach, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Pemba Island and Misali island. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vumawimbi Beach and Kigomasha Peninsula.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in August: highs in Pemba Island hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

4
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kendwa Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Nungwi Beach and Matemwe Beach. Go for a jaunt from Nungwi to Unguja City to see Mnemba Atoll about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in August, expect nights in Nungwi to be a bit cooler, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Kendwa Beach, Mnemba Atoll
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
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Kendwa Beach