12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Maputo
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Nacala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Nampula
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
6
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
7
Bazaruto Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Maputo

1
night
Nacala

Nacala ©
Nacala, also known as Cidade de Nacala or Nacala-Porto is a city on the northern coast of Mozambique. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Central de Nacala and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Nacala.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nacala road trip planning app .

Maputo to Nacala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nacala

Historic Sites
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Mesquita Central de Nacala ©
Mesquita Central de Nacala
Cathedral of Nacala ©
Cathedral of Nacala

1
night
Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island ©
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 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian.

To plan Mozambique Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Nacala to Mozambique Island in 2 hours. February in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nampula.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

1
night
Nampula

Nampula ©
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then see the interesting displays at Musim.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nampula online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Mozambique Island to Nampula takes 3 hours. February in Nampula sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

4
nights
Maputo

Maputo ©
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 historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maputo online tour planner .

Fly from Nampula to Maputo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Maputo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

2
nights
Vilanculos

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Tofo

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 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Praia do Tofo. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tofo tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Bazaruto Island.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

1
day
Bazaruto Island

Bazaruto Island ©
A sandy landmass within a national park, Bazaruto Island possesses a lush tropical climate and features dunes, forest, and savannah, plus lakes and wetlands.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bazaruto Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Island takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tofo in February: highs in Bazaruto Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bazaruto Island

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

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