12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique travel route planner
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Vilanculos
— 3 nights
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Tofo
— 1 night
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Maputo
— 4 nights
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Mozambique Island
— 1 night
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, and relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos online visit planner.

New York City, USA to Vilanculos is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In November, Vilanculos is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Tofo.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Tofo — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at Massagem Tropical, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo travel route planning app.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Maputo.
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Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife · Tours
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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: admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, take an exotic tour of Tours Maputo, admire the natural beauty at Tunduru Botanical Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maputo journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Maputo sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mozambique Island.
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Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 4th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Mozambique Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mozambique Island, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Mozambique travel guide

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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.
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