32 days in Mozambique Itinerary

32 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Maputo
— 4 nights
2
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
3
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
4
Gorongosa National Park
— 2 nights
5
Quelimane
— 1 night
6
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
7
Pemba
— 3 nights
8
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
9
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
10
Tofo
— 3 nights
11
Vilanculos
— 4 nights

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortaleza of Maputo and Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo. Escape the urban bustle at Inhaca Island and Xefina Pequena. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas), admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maputo holiday builder tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maputo, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Bilene.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maputo to Xai-Xai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

2
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
Inhaca Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inhaca Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xai-Xai to Inhaca Island. December in Inhaca Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Gorongosa National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Inhaca Island to Gorongosa National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Quelimane.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

1
night
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Zalala Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Quelimane Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Quelimane day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gorongosa National Park to Quelimane takes 8 hours. December in Quelimane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Quelimane

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Zalala Beach ©
Zalala Beach
Quelimane Cathedral ©
Quelimane Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Governor's Palace Museum and Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mozambique Island itinerary tool.

Drive from Quelimane to Mozambique Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

3
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Pemba is known for beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and stop by Moussa sacko.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemba day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Quirimbas Archipelago on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

1
night
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
On the 1st (Tue), head off the coast to Vamizi Island.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Quirimbas Archipelago tour builder.

Explore your travel options from Pemba to Quirimbas Archipelago with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Quirimbas Archipelago to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in January, Bazaruto Archipelago is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. You will leave for Tofo on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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.
Visit Praia do Tofo and Barra Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine Megafauna Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tofo trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, cast your line with a fishing tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Mothassane.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Vilanculos are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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