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 night
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
Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tete trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tete is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central African Time is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Lisbon in March, with highs in Tete at 36°C and lows at 28°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

Plan my day in Mozambique Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Tete to Mozambique Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beira trip builder app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Beira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. When in Vilanculos, make a side trip to see Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan Vilanculos vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Beira to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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 (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tofo road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Another option is to drive. March in Tofo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
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 Paroquia Santo Antonio. Visit Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Praca Independence Praça da Independência for their historical value. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and examine the collection at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maputo road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

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