25 days in Mozambique & Malawi Itinerary

25 days in Mozambique & Malawi Itinerary

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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 9 nights
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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Likoma Island, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 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.
Visiting Parque Nacional de Bazaruto and Inhassoro Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, shop like a local with Machilla Magic, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Vilanculos is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Vilanculos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Vilanculos to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Tofo, Mozambique

— 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 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tofo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ponta do Ouro trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Tofo to Ponta do Ouro in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Maputo.

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Maputo, Mozambique

— 9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mozambique Scuba and Xefina Pequena. Explore hidden gems such as Mesquita da Baixa and Matola Raid Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, head off the coast to Inhaca Island, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, and get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maputo trip tool.

You can drive from Ponta do Ouro to Maputo in 2.5 hours. In March in Maputo, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gorongosa National Park driving holiday website.

Fly from Maputo to Gorongosa National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Mulanje on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Mulanje, Malawi

— 2 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mulanje trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Mulanje with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Mulanje are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will leave for Likoma Island on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
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Likoma Island, Malawi

— 2 nights
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Likoma Island trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mulanje to Likoma Island by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
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Mozambique travel guide

3.9
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.

Malawi travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.