17 days in Mozambique Itinerary

17 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Vilanculos
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Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
Drive to Maputo Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro

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Maputo

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, fulfill a lifelong dream with Mozambique Scuba, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maputo trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Maputo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Maputo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Maputo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Mozambique Island

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mozambique Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Mozambique Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Mozambique Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Vilanculos

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilanculos side-trips: Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Vilanculos takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mozambique Island in December: high temperatures in Vilanculos hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Tofo

— 2 nights
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 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo online travel planner.

Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Ponta do Ouro

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponta do Ouro visit planner.

Getting from Tofo to Ponta do Ouro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.