21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Polokwane
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Inhassoro
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
2
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
4
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Beira
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Tete
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Maputo
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
End: Polokwane

2
nights
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Inhassoro Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inhassoro driving holiday planning tool.

Polokwane, South Africa to Inhassoro is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Inhassoro when traveling from Polokwane in December, with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Inhassoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inhassoro to Bazaruto Archipelago. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

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

2
nights
Tofo

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 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then stroll through Barra Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo holiday planning site.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
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 out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos road trip app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Beira trip builder website.

Getting from Vilanculos to Beira by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Beira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you're off 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

2
nights
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tete trip builder site.

You can fly from Beira to Tete in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tete can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then get engrossed in the history at Governor's Palace Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tete to Mozambique Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu dos CFM and Fortaleza of Maputo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and Maputo Shopping Center. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Vila Algarve, take in the exciting artwork at CCBM - Centro Cultural Brasil-Mocambique, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Maputo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mozambique Island in December since evenings lows in Maputo dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) 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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