12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Fly
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Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tofo
— 1 night
Fly
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Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Johannesburg

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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: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Maputo: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, stroll through Praia do Tofo, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tofo travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of Vilanculos with an excursion to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, shop like a local with Machilla Magic, get interesting insight from Tours, and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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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 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Mozambique Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in January, Mozambique Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.