7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Maputo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Nairobi

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, head off the coast to Inhaca Island, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, and admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo trip site.

Nairobi, Kenya to Maputo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Maputo: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Vilanculos

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos vacation builder.

Fly from Maputo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Mozambique Island

— 1 night
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Mozambique Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in January, Mozambique Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.