9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Tofo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Maputo
— 1 night
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Xai-Xai is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bilene.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Xai-Xai trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Xai-Xai is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Xai-Xai, with lows around 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
night
Tofo

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 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofo online day trip planner .

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In November, daytime highs in Tofo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos journey builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough 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
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 23rd (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and then view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Maputo trip itinerary website .

Fly from Vilanculos to Maputo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island

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