9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Vilanculos
— 2 nights
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Tofo
— 1 night
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Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
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Maputo
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and shop like a local with Machilla Magic.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos route website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vilanculos, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
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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.
On the 24th (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 reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tofo day trip app.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ponta do Ouro.
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Ponta do Ouro — 2 nights

On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Magenta Moon Boutique and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta do Ouro trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tofo to Ponta do Ouro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maputo.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Maputo — 3 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: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), see the interesting displays at National Money Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maputo trip planning app.

Drive from Ponta do Ouro to Maputo in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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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