7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

7 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Maputo
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos
— 2 nights
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Tofo
— 1 night
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Ponta do Ouro
— 1 night
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Maputo

— 2 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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, get a taste of the local shopping with CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo day trip planning tool.

Maseru, Lesotho to Maputo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maseru in December, you will find days in Maputo are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Vilanculos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in December, expect nights in Vilanculos to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Tofo

— 1 night
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Ponta do Ouro

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ponta do Ouro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Ponta do Ouro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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.