14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip itinerary planner
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Vilanculos
— 3 nights
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Tofo
— 2 nights
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Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
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Maputo
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Inhassoro Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, Vilanculos is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
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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 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, stroll through Praia do Tofo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tofo vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Bazaruto Archipelago — 1 night

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bazaruto Archipelago are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bazaruto Archipelago to Mozambique Island in 11 hours. While traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mozambique Island, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Maputo on the 18th (Thu).
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Maputo — 5 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortaleza of Maputo and Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo. Do your shopping at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and CCBM - Centro Cultural Brasil-Mocambique. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, and get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Mozambique Island to Maputo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Maputo, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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