8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique holiday planner

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Maputo
— 3 nights
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Tofo
— 1 night
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Vilanculos
— 3 nights
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Maputo

— 3 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: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo online holiday builder.

Durban, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February in Maputo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Tofo

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, then stroll through Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tofo attractions planner.

You can fly from Maputo to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

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.
Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see Loka Adventure.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vilanculos trip builder.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side 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.