22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Maputo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h 15​min
6
Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Quelimane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + train:  6​h 30​min
8
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
+2
train + Drive + Fly:  8​h
9
Pemba
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): head off the coast to Magaruque Island.

Plan a trip to Bazaruto Archipelago easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bazaruto Archipelago is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central African Time is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Bazaruto Archipelago reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toTofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tofo vacation maker .

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. March in Tofo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tofo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vilanculos, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

3
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.
Maputo is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Maputo Central Market, admire the striking features of Casa do Ferro (The Iron House), and steep yourself in history at Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maputo day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Vilanculos to Maputo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Walking tours

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Xai-Xai route planner .

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Maputo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Xai-Xai, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Nature Parks Beaches
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Bilene ©
Bilene

1
night
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 4th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inhaca Island trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xai-Xai to Inhaca Island. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Quelimane.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Zalala Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Quelimane Cathedral.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Quelimane trip maker .

You can fly from Inhaca Island to Quelimane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Quelimane

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Zalala Beach ©
Zalala Beach
Quelimane Cathedral ©
Quelimane Cathedral

1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gorongosa National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Quelimane to Gorongosa National Park. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toPemba.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

2
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Moussa sacko and then kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pemba tour planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gorongosa National Park to Pemba in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. April in Pemba sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Pemba

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

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