32 days in Mozambique Itinerary

32 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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32 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Maputo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h 15​min
3
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Gorongosa National Park
— 2 nights
+2
train + Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Quelimane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Pemba
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h 15​min
8
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
9
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
11
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Vila Algarve. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, head off the coast to Inhaca Island, don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip itinerary builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get a bit warmer in Maputo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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 ©
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): contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Xai-Xai trip site .

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In December in Xai-Xai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll set off for Inhaca Island on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bilene ©
Bilene

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: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inhaca Island trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xai-Xai to Inhaca Island. In December, daytime highs in Inhaca Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toGorongosa 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gorongosa National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Inhaca Island to Gorongosa National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Quelimane on the 23rd (Sun).

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Zalala Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Quelimane Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Quelimane route maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Quelimane. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Quelimane

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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.
Governor's Palace Museum and Fort Sao Sebastian are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mozambique Island tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Quelimane to Mozambique Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toPemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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 and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and stop by Moussa sacko.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pemba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 31st (Mon), you're off toQuirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Pemba

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

1
night
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Quirimbas Archipelago online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Pemba to Quirimbas Archipelago with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

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.
Bazaruto Archipelago is known for nature and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Magaruque Island.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner .

Fly from Quirimbas Archipelago to Bazaruto Archipelago in 10 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bazaruto Archipelago when traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in January, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Tofo and Barra Beach. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mothassane. Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Inhassoro to see Inhassoro Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos route website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°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
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

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