31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Tete
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
5
Manica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Beira
— 2 nights
7
Quelimane
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Nampula
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Pemba
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h
10
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Porto

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museu dos CFM and Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve, see human ingenuity at work at Barragem dos Pequenos Libombos, browse the different shops at Casa Elefante, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip itinerary website .

Porto, Portugal to Maputo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Maputo due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Maputo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Shopping Nature
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Barragem dos Pequenos Libombos ©
Barragem dos Pequenos Libombos
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Vila Algarve ©
Vila Algarve

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 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo journey planning website .

You can fly from Maputo to Tofo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Tofo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barra Beach, Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inhassoro Beach and Manyikeni. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the galleries of Machilla Magic.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tete.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

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Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tete takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in August, expect Tete to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toManica.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

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 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ndzou Camp.

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Traveling by bus from Tete to Manica takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tete in August; daily highs in Manica reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toBeira.

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 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Beira driving holiday planner .

Getting from Manica to Beira by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Manica in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Beira, with lows around 21°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Quelimane.

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
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Quelimane Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Zalala Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Quelimane online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Beira to Quelimane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Quelimane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nampula.

Things to do in Quelimane

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

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then examine the collection at Musim.

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You can fly from Quelimane to Nampula in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Pemba on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

3
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Explore hidden gems such as Wimbe Beach and Moussa sacko.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pemba visit planner.

You can fly from Nampula to Pemba in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Pemba, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll set off for Quirimbas Archipelago on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

7
nights
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Quirimbas Archipelago is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Vamizi Island.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pemba to Quirimbas Archipelago. August in Quirimbas Archipelago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Parks Nature
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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