16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Tete
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Beira
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
5
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Lisbon

1
day
Tete

Tete
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tete trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tete is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Tete is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in March, expect Tete to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then get engrossed in the history at Governor's Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tete to Mozambique Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll set off for Beira on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Mozambique Island

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

1
night
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beira online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Beira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Beira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Beira

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

3
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 Inhassoro to see Inhassoro Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, get interesting insight from Tours, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Beira to Vilanculos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 18th (Wed), stroll through Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofo trip planner.

Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Two Mile Reef. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bazaruto Archipelago fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 2 hours. March in Bazaruto Archipelago sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu dos CFM and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Money Museum and CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, examine the collection at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas), and learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maputo tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Maputo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. March in Maputo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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