17 days in Zanzibar Island, Seychelles & Maldives Itinerary

17 days in Zanzibar Island, Seychelles & Maldives Itinerary

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1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
2
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
3
Male, Maldives
— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cheetah's Rock. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Paje). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, take in the exciting artwork at Dr Bulugu Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shakti Temple, and browse the exhibits of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City travel route planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Zanzibar City. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, things will get warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Nungwi Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Anse Source D'Argent and Anse Severe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiagge di Anse Marron and Petite Anse. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Felicite Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Fourmis, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Coco Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the La Digue Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to La Digue Island takes 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to La Digue Island is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Petite Anse
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Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Anse Severe ©
Anse Severe
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent

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Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum and Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque). For shopping fun, head to Male Fish Market or S.T.O Trade Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Male side-trips: Hulhumale Mosque (in Hulhumale) and HP Reef (in Furanafushi Island). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Friday Mosque, head off the coast to Hulhumale, and stroll through Rasfannu.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Male driving holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from La Digue Island to Male with the Route module. Traveling from La Digue Island to Male, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, Hulhumale, Banana Reef, HP Reef
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HP Reef ©
HP Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

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