38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique holiday planner

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Maputo
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Bus
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Xai-Xai
— 1 night
Drive
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Tofo
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inhassoro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Manica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tete
— 3 nights
Drive
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Quelimane
— 1 night
Drive
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Gurue
— 1 night
Drive
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Nampula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mozambique Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pemba
— 1 night
Drive
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— 2 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museu dos CFM and Mesquita da Baixa. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo holiday planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Maputo Airport. April in Maputo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Inhaca, Inhaca Island

— 2 nights
Inhaca is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inhaca trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Inhaca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Inhaca

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Xai-Xai

— 1 night
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bilene.

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Getting from Inhaca to Xai-Xai by bus takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Inhaca in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Xai-Xai: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Nature · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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 11th (Sun), stroll through Praia do Tofo, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tofo travel planning site.

Getting from Xai-Xai to Tofo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bazaruto Archipelago

— 2 nights

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bazaruto Archipelago travel route planner.

Drive from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Bazaruto Archipelago can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Inhassoro

— 2 nights
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inhassoro trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. In April, daytime highs in Inhassoro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Vilanculos on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Vilanculos

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Manyikeni. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Inhassoro to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. April in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Beira

— 3 nights
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beira day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Beira. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites

Gorongosa National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Beira to Gorongosa National Park. You'll set off for Manica on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Manica

— 2 nights
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ndzou Camp.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manica trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gorongosa National Park to Manica. In April, daily temperatures in Manica can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Tete.

Things to do in Manica

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Tete

— 3 nights
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Tete trip planning app.

You can fly from Manica to Tete in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manica in April, with highs in Tete at 37°C and lows at 27°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Quelimane.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Quelimane

— 1 night
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Zalala Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Quelimane trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tete to Quelimane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Quelimane can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Gurue.

Things to do in Quelimane

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Gurue

— 1 night
Gurúè is a town located in the northern part of Mozambique, near the center of the province of Zambezia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Mount Namuli.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gurue sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Quelimane to Gurue takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nampula.

Things to do in Gurue

Outdoors

Nampula

— 2 nights
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musim, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nampula attractions planning site.

You can drive from Gurue to Nampula in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums · Historic Sites

Mozambique Island

— 4 nights
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula and Mesquita Central de Nacala. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral of Nacala in Nacala (about 1h 40 min away). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao and explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip planner.

Drive from Nampula to Mozambique Island in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pemba

— 1 night
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and then stop by Moussa sacko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pemba day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Pemba

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Quirimbas Archipelago

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Quirimbas Archipelago trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pemba to Quirimbas Archipelago. May in Quirimbas Archipelago sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature · Parks
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.