18 days in Mozambique Itinerary

18 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip planner

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Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Xai-Xai
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maputo
— 6 nights
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Vilanculos

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro) and Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos tour builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Vilanculos is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much hotter in Vilanculos: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Tofo

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Xai-Xai

— 1 night
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the activities along Bilene.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Xai-Xai trip planner.

You can drive from Tofo to Xai-Xai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Ponta do Ouro

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta do Ouro route planning tool.

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Ponta do Ouro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and car. You will leave for Mozambique Island on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Mozambique Island

— 2 nights
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 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mozambique Island trip builder site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Ponta do Ouro to Mozambique Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Maputo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Maputo

— 6 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.
Visiting Inhaca Island and Mozambique Scuba will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita da Baixa.

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You can fly from Mozambique Island to Maputo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Maputo, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.