14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip builder
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


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.
Get some cultural insight at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro, about 1h 20 min away.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos driving holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in June, with highs in Vilanculos at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Barra Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Bazaruto Archipelago.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trip

Bazaruto Archipelago — 1 night

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tofo in June, expect nights in Bazaruto Archipelago to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.
Beaches · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your 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.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then get engrossed in the history at Governor's Palace Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mozambique Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bazaruto Archipelago to Mozambique Island takes 11 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in June; daily highs in Mozambique Island reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. You'll set off for Maputo on the 13th (Mon).
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Fortaleza of Maputo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and Maputo Shopping Center. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, contemplate the long history of Vila Algarve, and get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo road trip app.

You can fly from Mozambique Island to Maputo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Maputo, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip

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.