16 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

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16 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tehran

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, make a trip to Mercury House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

Make your Zanzibar City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tehran, Iran to Zanzibar City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Tehran in March, things will get warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Off-Road Tours, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pemba Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach, take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest, and delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village..

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pemba Island trip planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in March: highs in Pemba Island hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pemba Island in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nungwi: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

4
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
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.
Paje is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, walk around Jozani Forest, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paje online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Nungwi to Paje by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Paje are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach