7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Vilanculos
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Tofo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vilanculos online tour planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Vilanculos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

1
night
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tofo trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Another option is to drive. January in Tofo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

3
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: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

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

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Maputo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Walking tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Maputo to Mozambique Island by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Maputo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mozambique Island, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

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