8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique route planner

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Maputo
— 3 nights
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Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
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Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
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Pemba
— 1 night
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Maputo

— 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroquia Santo Antonio and Fortaleza of Maputo. Visit Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Praca Independence Praça da Independência for their historical value. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maputo sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also 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), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Gorongosa National Park

— 1 night
To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gorongosa National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Maputo to Gorongosa National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Bazaruto Archipelago

— 1 night

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Gorongosa National Park to Bazaruto Archipelago in 9.5 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 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Nature · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Pemba

— 1 night
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wimbe Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pemba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Archipelago to Pemba takes 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pemba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pemba

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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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.