13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
4
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
5
Manica
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Visiting Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's more to do: shop like a local with Machilla Magic and explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos travel route app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect Vilanculos to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, kick back and relax at Barra Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

Make your Tofo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Tofo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) 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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Two Mile Reef.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago trip maker.

You can fly from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tofo in June: highs in Bazaruto Archipelago hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

1
night
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inhassoro trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. In June, daily temperatures in Inhassoro can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manica.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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1
night
Manica

Manica ©
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ndzou Camp.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manica trip planner.

Getting from Inhassoro to Manica by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Inhassoro in June since evenings lows in Manica dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Manica

Parks Wildlife
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museu dos CFM and CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. Take a break from the city and head to Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, make a trip to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and see the interesting displays at National Money Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maputo trip planner.

Getting from Manica to Maputo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Manica in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Maputo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums Shopping Parks
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

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