9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Maputo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tofo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Maputo
— 1 day
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), then don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and finally head off the coast to Inhaca Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Maputo trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Maputo when traveling from Johannesburg in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Xai-Xai journey planner .

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. In November, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off toTofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Beaches Nature
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Bilene ©
Bilene

1
day
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tofo holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos day trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

1
day
Maputo

On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip maker .

Getting from Vilanculos to Maputo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

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