26 days in Mozambique Itinerary

26 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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26 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Inhassoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
6
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Maputo
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
When in Mozambique Island, make a side trip to see Mesquita Central de Nacala in Nacala, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mozambique Island route builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mozambique Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Mozambique Island: highs are around 37°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mesquita Central de Nacala
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Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Mesquita Central de Nacala ©
Mesquita Central de Nacala

1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Gorongosa National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

2
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 12th (Sun), head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inhaca Island trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Gorongosa National Park to Inhaca Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In January in Inhaca Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inhassoro trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Inhaca Island to Inhassoro in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for Vilanculos on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Inhassoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni, and explore the galleries of Machilla Magic.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Inhassoro to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Tofo and Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Barra Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (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

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nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Xai-Xai is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bilene.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Xai-Xai day trip app .

Traveling by car from Tofo to Xai-Xai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Xai-Xai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Maputo on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Nature Outdoors Parks
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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.
Visiting Inhaca Island and Xefina Pequena will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Xai-Xai to Maputo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In January, daytime highs in Maputo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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