8 days in Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique & Cape Town Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Pemba, Mozambique
— 1 day
Fly to Beira, Train to Gorongosa National Park
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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
— 1 day
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some historical perspective at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Maputo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Maputo, Mozambique

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Maputo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Maputo at 33°C and lows at 20°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

— 1 night

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Pemba on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Pemba, Mozambique

— 1 day
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pemba tour planner.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Pemba in 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pemba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Gorongosa National Park on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Shopping
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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

— 1 day
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gorongosa National Park road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Pemba to Gorongosa National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.