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
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Maputo
— 2 nights
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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 outdoors at Inhassoro Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Vilanculos: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. On your second day here, stroll through Barra Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Tofo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, then browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and finally view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. On your second day here, make a trip to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, then get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and finally head off the coast to Inhaca Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maputo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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