12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Inhaca
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 1 night
— 4 nights


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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Bazaruto Archipelago to see Parque Nacional de Bazaruto about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Loka Adventure, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, Vilanculos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tofo.
Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip

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 17th (Thu), kick back and relax at Barra Beach, then take a pleasant ride with Cavalheiros Do Tofo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

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Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. December in Tofo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trip

Mozambique Island — 2 nights

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tofo to Mozambique Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tofo in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Mozambique Island. You'll set off for Inhaca on the 20th (Sun).
Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Inhaca, Inhaca Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inhaca day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Inhaca takes 8 hours. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, plan for little chillier nights in Inhaca, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Maputo.
Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maputo trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Inhaca to Maputo in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Mozambique travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.