48 days in Mozambique Itinerary

48 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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48 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  31​h
1
Maputo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tofo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h
5
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Inhaca Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Gorongosa National Park
— 4 nights
+2
train + Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Quelimane
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Nampula
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Mozambique Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Pemba
— 4 nights
12
Beira
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Auckland

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.
Head to FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and Maputo Shopping Centerfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Inhaca Island and Xefina Pequena. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Maputo trip maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Maputo is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Maputo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of 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: explore the activities along Bilene.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Xai-Xai trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Maputo to Xai-Xai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Nature Outdoors
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Bilene ©
Bilene

4
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Get in touch with nature at Praia do Tofo and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tofo trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Vilanculos on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Inhassoro to see Inhassoro Beach about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

You can plan Vilanculos trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Tofo to Vilanculos by combination of car and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. June in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

4
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Bazaruto Archipelago is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Magaruque Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vilanculos to Bazaruto Archipelago. In June in Bazaruto Archipelago, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toInhaca Island.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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4
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 find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Inhaca Island trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhaca Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

4
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gorongosa National Park trip website .

Traveling by flight from Inhaca Island to Gorongosa National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Quelimane on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

2
nights
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. Quelimane is known for beaches and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Zalala Beach and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Quelimane Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Quelimane trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Quelimane with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Quelimane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Nampula.

Things to do in Quelimane

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Zalala Beach ©
Zalala Beach
Quelimane Cathedral ©
Quelimane Cathedral

4
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. Get some cultural insight at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima and Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musim.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nampula road trip website .

Fly from Quelimane to Nampula in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Mozambique Island on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Sao Sebastian and Governor's Palace Museum. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Mozambique Island travel planner .

Traveling by car from Nampula to Mozambique Island takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mozambique Island are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off toPemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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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 and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and stop by Moussa sacko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pemba trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Beira on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Pemba

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beira trip planner .

You can fly from Pemba to Beira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pemba in July, you will find days in Beira are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

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