22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip itinerary planner

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Maputo
— 7 nights
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Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
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Tofo
— 2 nights
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Inhassoro
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos
— 4 nights
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Beira
— 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mozambique Scuba and Vila Algarve. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo day trip planning tool.

Newark, USA to Maputo is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Maputo due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Maputo reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Ponta do Ouro

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta do Ouro trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Maputo to Ponta do Ouro by car takes about 2.5 hours. You will leave for Tofo on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tofo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ponta do Ouro to Tofo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. December in Tofo sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Inhassoro

— 2 nights
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. On your second day here, stroll through Inhassoro Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Inhassoro trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Tofo to Inhassoro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Inhassoro, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA and Manyikeni. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos route planner.

Drive from Inhassoro to Vilanculos in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Beira

— 2 nights
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beira trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites

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.