9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Vilanculos
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Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tofo
— 1 night
Fly
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Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly

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Mozambique Island

— 1 night
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Governor's Palace Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mozambique Island trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Mozambique Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Mozambique Island due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in January; daily highs in Mozambique Island reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos road trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Vilanculos in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Vilanculos, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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 31st (Mon), kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofo vacation maker.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Parks

Maputo

— 4 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: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tunduru Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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.