8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Maputo Airport, Drive to Matola
— 3 nights
Inhaca Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights



Matola is the largest suburb of the Mozambique capital, Maputo, and adjacent to it to the west. On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Matola road trip planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Matola is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Matola. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maputo.

Things to do in Matola

Historic Sites
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— 3 nights

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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM.

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

Maputo is very close to Matola. In December, daytime highs in Maputo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Inhaca Island

— 1 night
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 24th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inhaca Island vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca Island in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip


— 1 night
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Barra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tofo trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Inhaca Island to Tofo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In December, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vilanculos online tour planner.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Mozambique travel guide

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.