23 days in Mozambique Itinerary

23 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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23 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Vilanculos
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h
4
Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Maputo
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  20​h
End: Jerusalem

6
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Vilanculos is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, things will get slightly colder in Vilanculos: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Vilanculos

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

3
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Visit Praia do Tofo and Parque Nacional de Bazaruto for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Barra Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barra Beach, Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tofo to Xai-Xai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October in Xai-Xai, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Inhaca Island on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Beaches Nature
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Bilene ©
Bilene

3
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
Inhaca Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inhaca Island trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xai-Xai to Inhaca Island. In October, daily temperatures in Inhaca Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Maputo on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Inhaca Island and Xefina Pequena. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, walk around Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Maputo day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Inhaca Island to Maputo in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Maputo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Praia da Costa do Sol ©
Praia da Costa do Sol

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