10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

10 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Maputo
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Tofo
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Vilanculos
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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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, and admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maputo trip planning app.

Zagreb, Croatia to Maputo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zagreb in October, plan for warmer days in Maputo, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Tofo

— 2 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tofo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Vilanculos

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos trip planner.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.