22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14 h
1
Maputo
— 3 nights
car:  2 h 30 min
2
Bazaruto Island
— 2 nights
car:  6 h
3
Beira
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Quelimane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Train:  7 h 45 min
5
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h
6
Nampula
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Nacala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Pemba
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Maputo
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Lisbon

3
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.
When in Maputo, make a side trip to see Portuguese Island in Inhaca, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Antonio de la Polana, take in nature's colorful creations at Tunduru Botanical Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Maputo Central Market.

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

Lisbon, Portugal to Maputo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Maputo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Maputo is somewhat warmer than Lisbon - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Portuguese Island
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

2
nights
Bazaruto Island

Bazaruto Island ©
A sandy landmass within a national park, Bazaruto Island possesses a lush tropical climate and features dunes, forest, and savannah, plus lakes and wetlands.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bazaruto Island trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Maputo to Bazaruto Island in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Maputo in September, plan for slightly colder days in Bazaruto Island, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Beira on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Bazaruto Island

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

1
night
Beira

Beira
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Beira trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Island to Beira takes 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Beira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will leave for Quelimane on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites Tours
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4
nights
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. Quelimane is known for beaches and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Zalala Beach and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Quelimane Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Quelimane online road trip planner .

You can fly from Beira to Quelimane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Beira in November, expect nights in Quelimane to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. You will leave for Gorongosa National Park on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Quelimane

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Zalala Beach ©
Zalala Beach
Quelimane Cathedral ©
Quelimane Cathedral

1
day
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
To plan Gorongosa National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Quelimane to Gorongosa National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nampula.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

1
night
Nampula

Nampula ©
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then examine the collection at Musim.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nampula road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gorongosa National Park to Nampula takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Nampula are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nacala.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima

2
nights
Nacala

Nacala ©
Nacala, also known as Cidade de Nacala or Nacala-Porto is a city on the northern coast of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Central de Nacala.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nacala online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Nampula to Nacala in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Pemba on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Nacala

Historic Sites
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Mesquita Central de Nacala ©
Mesquita Central de Nacala

1
night
Pemba

Pemba
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pemba trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nacala to Pemba by car takes about 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toMozambique Island.

Things to do in Pemba

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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1
night
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 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum, stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sao Sebastian.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Pemba to Mozambique Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum

2
nights
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Quirimbas Archipelago trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Quirimbas Archipelago in 7 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Quirimbas Archipelago can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off toMaputo.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

2
nights
Maputo

Maputo ©
On the 4th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, examine the collection at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas), take in nature's colorful creations at Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden, then contemplate the long history of Vila Algarve, then head off the coast to Inhaca Island, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island, then step off the mainland to explore Xefina Pequena, and then enjoy some diversion at Club de tenis de Maputo.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maputo trip planner.

You can fly from Quirimbas Archipelago to Maputo in 6.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in December since evenings lows in Maputo dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portuguese Island
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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