21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  28​h
1
Beira
— Few hours
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Maputo
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
5
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Nampula
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Oslo

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Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

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Oslo, Norway to Beira is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beira, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Gorongosa National Park.

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
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

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You can take a train from Beira to Gorongosa National Park in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Maputo on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

6
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.
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo) will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, and hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maputo visit planner .

You can fly from Gorongosa National Park to Maputo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In July in Maputo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos online travel route planner .

Fly from Maputo to Vilanculos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, kick back and relax at Barra Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tofo route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Tofo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Magaruque Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago online day trip planner .

Getting from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago by flight takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bazaruto Archipelago are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

1
night
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 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian. On your second day here, stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mozambique Island travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bazaruto Archipelago to Mozambique Island in 8 hours. In July, Mozambique Island is somewhat warmer than Bazaruto Archipelago - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nampula.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

1
night
Nampula

Nampula ©
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then examine the collection at Musim.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nampula vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Mozambique Island to Nampula takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

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