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 15​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: take advantage of the amenities at Bilene.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai trip builder tool .

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, Xai-Xai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Nature Parks
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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.
On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. 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 traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tofo online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Xai-Xai to Tofo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In November, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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 see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and then browse the exhibits of CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maputo online trip builder .

You can fly from Vilanculos to Maputo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Nature Parks Museums
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island

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