31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Maputo
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Nampula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Beira
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Inhassoro
— 3 nights
Travel:  3 h
6
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Maputo
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Pemba

2
nights
Nampula

Nampula ©
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima and Musim. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nampula online trip maker.

Maputo to Nampula is an approximately 2,5- hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

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.
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao and Governor's Palace Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nampula to Mozambique Island in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mozambique Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Beira.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Wildlife
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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

3
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and Beira Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beira trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Beira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in August, expect nights in Beira to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. You will leave for Vilanculos on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos day trip planning app.

You can fly from Beira to Vilanculos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

3
nights
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Inhassoro is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inhassoro travel route site.

You can drive from Vilanculos to Inhassoro in 1.5 hours. In August in Inhassoro, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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3
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto and Two Mile Reef.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Inhassoro to Bazaruto Archipelago with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

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

3
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Relax by the water at Praia do Tofo and Barra Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine Megafauna Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

Start your trip to Tofo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Bilene.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Xai-Xai using our trip planner.

Getting from Tofo to Xai-Xai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Parks Nature
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7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Museu dos CFM. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortaleza of Maputo and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, contemplate the long history of Matola Raid Memorial, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Maputo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In August, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

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