33 days in Mozambique Itinerary

33 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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33 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Maputo
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Gorongosa National Park
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Beira
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Nampula
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Pemba
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
10
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Durban

5
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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, walk around Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), and learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maputo travel itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and train. In September, daytime highs in Maputo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

3
nights
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
Inhaca is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

Before you visit Inhaca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Maputo to Inhaca by ferry takes about 2 hours. September in Inhaca sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks Nature
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Inhaca to Gorongosa National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for Beira on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

3
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Beira is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beira trip builder site.

You can take a train from Gorongosa National Park to Beira in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Beira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Nampula.

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
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. Nampula is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima and see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nampula driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beira to Nampula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Pemba on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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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.
Pemba is known for parks, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Wimbe Beach and look for gifts at Moussa sacko.

Plan a trip to Pemba easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Nampula to Pemba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Pemba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Mozambique Island on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Pemba

Shopping Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

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.
Mozambique Island is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum, and stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Mozambique Island road trip app.

Getting from Pemba to Mozambique Island by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

Plan a Bazaruto Archipelago trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 8 hours. Traveling from Mozambique Island in September, expect nights in Bazaruto Archipelago to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. You'll set off for Tofo on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Beaches Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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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.
Tofo is known for parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tofo trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. September in Tofo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, explore the ancient world of Manyikeni, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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