13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Maputo
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
4
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Mozambique Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Pemba
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Brussels

2
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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, and get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maputo trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. While traveling from Brussels, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Maputo, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Inhaca.

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)

1
night
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inhaca online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Maputo to Inhaca takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks Nature
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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 25th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni and then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos tour planner.

Getting from Inhaca to Vilanculos by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Inhaca in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vilanculos: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tofo trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May in Tofo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

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
night
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 2 hours. In May in Bazaruto Archipelago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

1
day
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.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bazaruto Archipelago to Mozambique Island in 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in May: high temperatures in Mozambique Island hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pemba.

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

2
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stop by Moussa sacko and then kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pemba day trip planning website.

Getting from Mozambique Island to Pemba by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. May in Pemba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

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