12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Fly
1
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
3
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Maputo
— 4 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Bazaruto Archipelago to see Parque Nacional de Bazaruto about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Loka Adventure, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Vilanculos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Safaris
4.2
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.0

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Barra Beach, then take a pleasant ride with Cavalheiros Do Tofo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

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Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. December in Tofo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Praia do Tofo ©
Must see
Praia do Tofo
4.5
Barra Beach ©
Beach
Barra Beach
4.6

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tofo to Mozambique Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tofo in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Mozambique Island. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inhaca.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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1
night
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inhaca day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mozambique Island to Inhaca takes 7 hours. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, plan for little chillier nights in Inhaca, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Maputo.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks · Nature
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4
nights
Maputo

City of Acacias

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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maputo trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Inhaca to Maputo in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours
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Inhaca Island ©
Must see
Inhaca Island
4.3
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Architectural Building
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)
3.2
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
History Museum
Fortaleza of Maputo
3.4

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