16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14 h
1
Maputo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
4
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maputo journey planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Maputo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Maputo. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in July; daily highs in Maputo reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

3
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.
Vilanculos is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vilanculos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

1
night
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inhassoro road trip planner.

You can drive from Vilanculos to Inhassoro in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On your second day here, stroll through Two Mile Reef.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inhassoro to Bazaruto Archipelago. August in Bazaruto Archipelago sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Barra Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tofo tour itinerary site .

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo by flight takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bilene.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Tofo to Xai-Xai in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Xai-Xai can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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