35 days in Mozambique Itinerary

35 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique travel route planner
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Vilanculos
— 4 nights
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Tofo
— 3 nights
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
Bus
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Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maputo
— 11 nights
Fly
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Mozambique Island
— 5 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Pemba
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Pemba
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vilanculos: Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, work off some steam at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip itinerary tool.

Exeter, UK to Vilanculos is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Vilanculos. In May in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Tofo.
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Tofo — 3 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Tofo is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, kick back and relax at Barra Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo online trip maker.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Tofo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Inhaca.
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island — 3 nights

Inhaca is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Inhaca trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Inhaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in Inhaca are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Xai-Xai.
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Xai-Xai — 2 nights

Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. On the next day, explore the activities along Bilene.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai day trip website.

You can take a bus from Inhaca to Xai-Xai in 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Xai-Xai can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ponta do Ouro.
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Ponta do Ouro — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ponta do Ouro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Xai-Xai to Ponta do Ouro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. You will leave for Maputo on the 17th (Tue).
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Maputo — 11 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.
Maputo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Maputo day trip site.

You can drive from Ponta do Ouro to Maputo in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mozambique Island.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Mozambique Island — 5 nights

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Mozambique Island side-trips: Nacala (Cathedral of Nacala & Mesquita Central de Nacala). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Mozambique Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mozambique Island, with lows of 24°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Pemba.
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Pemba — 2 nights

Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Moussa sacko.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pemba route builder app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel 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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