36 days in Mozambique Itinerary

36 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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36 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Maputo
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Travel:  5​h
3
Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
6
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Beira
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Nampula
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Pemba
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo online attractions planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Maputo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Maputo due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Zurich in November; daily highs in Maputo reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©

3
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Xai-Xai is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bilene.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Xai-Xai sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. In November in Xai-Xai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Inhaca Island on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Nature Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

3
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 traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inhaca Island online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Xai-Xai to Inhaca Island with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Inhaca Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

3
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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner .

You can fly from Inhaca Island to Bazaruto Archipelago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
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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 wildlife, beaches, adventure, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, 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 see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tofo trip planner.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tofo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (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 Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 see maps and other tourist information, go to the Beira trip planning tool .

Getting from Vilanculos to Beira by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Beira sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), you're off toNampula.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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 examine the collection at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nampula trip planner .

You can fly from Beira to Nampula in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Beira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nampula, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off toMozambique Island.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

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 adventure, historic sites, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, and take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip builder site .

Drive from Nampula to Mozambique Island in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mozambique Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

4
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 look for gifts at Moussa sacko.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pemba trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Pemba are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

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