31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Tete
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + train + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Gurue
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + train:  8​h
5
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Manica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Beira
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
9
Inhassoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
11
Tofo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h
13
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Maputo
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tete day trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tete is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tete due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to 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.
On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mozambique Island tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tete to Mozambique Island by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mozambique Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

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
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Quirimbas Archipelago attractions planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Quirimbas Archipelago in 7 hours. August in Quirimbas Archipelago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toGurue.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

1
day
Gurue

Gurue
Gurúè is a town located in the northern part of Mozambique, near the center of the province of Zambezia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get outside with Mount Namuli.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gurue itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Quirimbas Archipelago to Gurue with the Route module. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Gurue

Outdoors
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1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gorongosa National Park trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gurue to Gorongosa National Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Manica.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

2
nights
Manica

Manica ©
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Ndzou Camp.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manica trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Manica with the Route module. In August in Manica, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Beira on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Manica

Wildlife Parks
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beira day trip planner.

You can drive from Manica to Beira in 4 hours. Traveling from Manica in August, Beira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 14th (Wed).

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
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Magaruque Island. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Beira to Bazaruto Archipelago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

2
nights
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inhassoro journey maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. August in Inhassoro sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Vilanculos on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Inhassoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, and then explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

Plan my day in Vilanculos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Inhassoro to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

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

1
night
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Praia do Tofo, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tofo vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Tofo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

2
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 22nd (Thu), head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inhaca Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Inhaca Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Inhaca Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Xai-Xai on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. On the 24th (Sat), take advantage of the amenities at Bilene.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Xai-Xai trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Inhaca Island to Xai-Xai with the Route module. In August in Xai-Xai, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Maputo on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Bilene ©
Bilene

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museu dos CFM and Club de tenis de Maputo. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maputo travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Xai-Xai to Maputo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

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