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
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Maputo
— 3 nights
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.
On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vilanculos road trip website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vilanculos, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Praia do Tofo and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tofo itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

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: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maputo trip builder tool .

You can fly from Tofo to Maputo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Maputo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Tours
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Walking tours

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