5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique travel planner

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Maputo
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Tofo
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Vilanculos
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Maputo

— 2 nights

City of Acacias

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maputo day trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maputo, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Tofo

— 1 night
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Praia do Tofo and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Tofo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Vilanculos

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos road trip planner.

Getting from Tofo to Vilanculos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.