15 days in Mozambique Itinerary

15 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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15 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Beira
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Tete
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 2 nights
Travel:  6 h 15 min
6
Pemba
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inhassoro travel website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Inhassoro is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Inhassoro, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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 19th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tofo trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Inhassoro to Tofo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Tofo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beira vacation tool.

Getting from Tofo to Beira by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Beira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Tete.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

1
night
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tete trip maker.

Getting from Beira to Tete by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Tete sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

2
nights
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
On the 24th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Quirimbas Archipelago trip planner.

Getting from Tete to Quirimbas Archipelago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Quirimbas Archipelago are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will leave for Pemba on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

2
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by Moussa sacko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pemba travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Quirimbas Archipelago to Pemba. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Pemba

Beaches Outdoors Shopping
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maputo Shopping Center and CCBM - Centro Cultural Brasil-Mocambique. Visiting Praia da Costa do Sol and Xefina Pequena will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Casa Elefante, steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve, take an in-depth tour of National Money Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa.

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You can fly from Pemba to Maputo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Maputo when traveling from Pemba in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Vila Algarve ©
Vila Algarve
Praia da Costa do Sol ©
Praia da Costa do Sol
Maputo Shopping Center ©
Maputo Shopping Center

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