38 days in Mozambique & Inhambane Province Itinerary

38 days in Mozambique & Inhambane Province Itinerary

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38 days in Mozambique & Inhambane Province Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Beira
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Gorongosa National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Manica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
8
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
10
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Maputo
— 7 nights
End: Johannesburg

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: steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian, explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum, and stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island day trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mozambique Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: highs in Mozambique Island hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. You will leave for Quirimbas Archipelago on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

3
nights
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Quirimbas Archipelago is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Vamizi Island.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Quirimbas Archipelago online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Quirimbas Archipelago takes 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Quirimbas Archipelago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off toBeira.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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: visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beira trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Quirimbas Archipelago to Beira by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Beira: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. You will leave for Gorongosa National Park on the 29th (Sat).

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
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gorongosa National Park using our trip planner.

Take a train from Beira to Gorongosa National Park in 5.5 hours. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Manica.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

2
nights
Manica

Manica ©
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ndzou Camp.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manica trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Manica with the Route module. In July in Manica, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toInhaca Island.

Things to do in Manica

Wildlife Parks
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

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 see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inhaca Island online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Manica to Inhaca Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Inhaca Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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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 and head off the coast to Magaruque Island.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Inhaca Island to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

1
night
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inhassoro itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. In July, daytime highs in Inhassoro are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Vilanculos is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Vilanculos online trip builder .

Getting from Inhassoro to Vilanculos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

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 Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To plan Tofo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Tofo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bilene.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Xai-Xai trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Tofo to Xai-Xai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. July in Xai-Xai sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Maputo on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Bilene ©
Bilene

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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 museums, shopping, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Maputo road trip tool .

Getting from Xai-Xai to Maputo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Walking tours

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