12 days in Zanzibar Island, Dar es Salaam & Nairobi Itinerary

12 days in Zanzibar Island, Dar es Salaam & Nairobi Itinerary

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12 days in Zanzibar Island, Dar es Salaam & Nairobi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + Taxi:  11 h 45 min
1
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Nungwi, Tanzania

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nungwi day trip planning app.

New Delhi, India to Nungwi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi to Nungwi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in July, things will get little chillier in Nungwi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

2
nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at The Tanzanite Dream, admire the landmark architecture of PSPF Commercial Twin Towers, then step off the mainland to explore Bongoyo Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Qiblatein. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darkhana Jamat Khana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from PPF Tower, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dar es Salaam sightseeing website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Dar es Salaam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dar es Salaam when traveling from Nungwi in July, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. July in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

5
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi tour planner.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Nairobi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in July: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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