18 days in Mozambique Itinerary

18 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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18 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21 h
1
Maputo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Nacala
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + Train:  10 h 30 min
3
Gorongosa National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
4
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
5
Tofo
— 1 day
Fly:  25 h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): browse the different shops at Maputo Shopping Center, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tunduru Gardens, and finally enjoy some diversion at Club de tenis de Maputo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maputo trip builder tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Maputo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get much warmer in Maputo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nacala.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo
Maputo Shopping Center ©
Maputo Shopping Center

1
day
Nacala

Nacala ©
Nacala, also known as Cidade de Nacala or Nacala-Porto is a city on the northern coast of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita Central de Nacala.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nacala day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Nacala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Maputo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nacala, with lows of 30°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Nacala

Historic Sites
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Mesquita Central de Nacala ©
Mesquita Central de Nacala

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nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park trip app .

Getting from Nacala to Gorongosa National Park by combination of car, flight, and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toQuirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

9
nights
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Quirimbas Archipelago is known for nature, water activities, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Quirimbas Archipelago trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gorongosa National Park to Quirimbas Archipelago in 12 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Quirimbas Archipelago can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

1
day
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 8th (Mon): stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tofo trip website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Quirimbas Archipelago to Tofo in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tofo when traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in April, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

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