16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9 h
1
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Beira
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Tete
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

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 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tofo day trip site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Tofo is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, Tofo is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Visiting Safaris and Inhassoro Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

2
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beira trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Beira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Tete on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

1
night
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tete trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Beira to Tete by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Tete sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Tete to Mozambique Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mesquita da Baixa and Paroquia Santo Antonio. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu dos CFM and National Money Museum. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, steep yourself in history at Vila Algarve, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maputo vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Maputo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Maputo, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa

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