26 days in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Island & Cape Town Itinerary

26 days in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Island & Cape Town Itinerary

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26 days in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Island & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  28​h
1
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

13
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.
Explore Dar es Salaam's surroundings by going to Bagamoyo (Old Boma & Kaole Ruins). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Bongoyo Island, stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, stroll around Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple.

Before you visit Dar es Salaam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Dar es Salaam. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get a bit warmer in Dar es Salaam: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bagamoyo
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St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Drive from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. February in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Cape Town by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Cape Town. Traveling from Zanzibar City in February, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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