17 days in Zanzibar Island & Cairo Itinerary

17 days in Zanzibar Island & Cairo Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City day trip planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Zanzibar City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Zanzibar City is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Paje, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
On the 20th (Wed), walk around Jozani Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paje vacation builder website.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Cairo, Egypt

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 29th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Nungwi to Cairo in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.