7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Vilanculos — 1 day

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 2nd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos route tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in July; daily highs in Vilanculos reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at Massagem Tropical, and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tofo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Tofo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mozambique Island.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
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Mozambique Island — 1 night

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island route maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tofo to Mozambique Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mozambique Island when traveling from Tofo in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Maputo.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Maputo is known for sightseeing, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Tours Maputo.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Maputo trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mozambique Island to Maputo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in July, Maputo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Mozambique travel guide

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.