16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Maputo
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
4
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
6
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cape Town

5
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: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, and hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Maputo trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Maputo reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

1
night
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
On the 25th (Fri), head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inhaca trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Maputo to Inhaca takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Inhaca are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks Nature
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
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 26th (Sat): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island day trip website.

Getting from Inhaca to Mozambique Island by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Inhaca in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mozambique Island, with lows around 30°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula

2
nights
Tofo

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 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo route builder tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Tofo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Tofo, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Two Mile Reef.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 2 hours. In December in Bazaruto Archipelago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time 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. On the 1st (Fri), kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inhassoro online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then shop like a local with Machilla Magic. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos holiday planning site.

Drive from Inhassoro to Vilanculos in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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