9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Vilanculos
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Tofo
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Maputo
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Vilanculos

— 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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Bazaruto Archipelago to see Parque Nacional de Bazaruto about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, shop like a local with Machilla Magic, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vilanculos travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect Vilanculos to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Tofo

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Tofo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Maputo

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and examine the collection at Museu dos CFM.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maputo sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Tofo to Maputo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.