31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

31 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Maputo
— 3 nights
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
3
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
4
Tete
— 2 nights
5
Manica
— 2 nights
6
Beira
— 2 nights
7
Quelimane
— 2 nights
8
Nampula
— 2 nights
9
Pemba
— 3 nights
10
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 7 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mesquita da Baixa and Museu dos CFM. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Vila Algarve, examine the collection at National Money Museum, head off the coast to Xefina Pequena, and buy something for everyone on your list at Maputo Shopping Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maputo online road trip planner.

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, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up 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
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then stroll through Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough 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
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao
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 Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Manyikeni, shop like a local with Machilla Magic, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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

Fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tete.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. On the 11th (Sun), 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 reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tete route builder.

Getting from Vilanculos to Tete by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vilanculos in August, with highs in Tete at °C and lows at °C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Manica.

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ndzou Camp.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manica itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tete to Manica in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tete in August, things will get little chillier in Manica: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Beira.

Things to do in Manica

Parks Wildlife
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beira online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Manica to Beira takes 4 hours. Traveling from Manica in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beira, with lows of °C. You will leave for Quelimane on the 16th (Fri).

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Quelimane Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zalala Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Quelimane trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Beira to Quelimane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then see the interesting displays at Musim.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nampula trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Quelimane to Nampula by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Nampula, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Pemba.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wimbe Beach and Moussa sacko.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Pemba trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nampula to Pemba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Pemba, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

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: step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Quirimbas Archipelago trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pemba to Quirimbas Archipelago. August in Quirimbas Archipelago sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Parks Nature
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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