16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9 h
1
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
2
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Beira
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Tete
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Tofo is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tofo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Inhassoro Beach and Manyikeni. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 25th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Beira driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Beira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 26th (Sat), 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 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tete vacation maker site.

Fly from Beira to Tete in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tete are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 27th (Sun), 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.
On the 28th (Mon), stroll through 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 ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tete to Mozambique Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll set off for Maputo on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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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

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.
Mesquita da Baixa and Matola Raid Memorial will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu dos CFM and Maputo Shopping Center. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Maputo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Maputo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa

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