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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vilanculos journey maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vilanculos, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
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 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofo trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December in Tofo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo trip maker tool .

Getting from Tofo to Maputo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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