21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip planner

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Maputo
— 7 nights
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Tofo
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos
— 3 nights
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Beira
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nacala, Fly to Tete
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Tete
— 2 nights
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Maputo

— 7 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.
Do your shopping at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. Mesquita da Baixa and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Maputo Shopping Center, see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, and steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Maputo trip planner.

Weston, USA to Maputo is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Weston to Maputo. August in Maputo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tofo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Inhassoro Beach and Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Sunset Dhow Safari.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tofo to Vilanculos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Beira

— 2 nights
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 15th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beira day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Beira can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island tour itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Beira to Mozambique Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tete.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Tete

— 2 nights
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tete trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Tete in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Tete sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.