10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7​h
1
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Vilanculos

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Machilla Magic and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos trip itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in August, with highs in Vilanculos at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

2
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then stroll through Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tofo day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Tofo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

1
night
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 6th (Tue), head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inhaca Island trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Tofo to Inhaca Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. August in Inhaca Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

1
night
Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mozambique Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Inhaca Island to Mozambique Island takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Inhaca Island in August since evenings lows in Mozambique Island dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

3
nights
Maputo

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Paroquia Santo Antonio. Let the collections at Fortaleza of Maputo and National Money Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, head off the coast to Inhaca Island, and contemplate the long history of Matola Raid Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Maputo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Maputo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Maputo, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

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