22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  23 h
1
Manica
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Tete
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Nampula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
6
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Beira
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
9
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
11
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 30 min
12
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Lisbon

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day
Manica

Manica ©
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Ndzou Camp.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manica road trip planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Manica is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Manica, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Manica reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Manica

Wildlife Parks
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gorongosa National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manica to Gorongosa National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Tete.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

1
day
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tete tour builder .

Take a bus from Gorongosa National Park to Tete in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tete can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nampula.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then examine the collection at Musim.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nampula online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Tete to Nampula in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tete in August since evenings lows in Nampula dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Mozambique Island on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Nampula

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

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 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mozambique Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nampula to Mozambique Island takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll 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

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day
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
On the 10th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Quirimbas Archipelago day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Quirimbas Archipelago in 7 hours. August in Quirimbas Archipelago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Parks Nature
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

1
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Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beira online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Quirimbas Archipelago to Beira takes 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Beira are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Beira

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

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 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Magaruque Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bazaruto Archipelago attractions site .

You can fly from Beira to Bazaruto Archipelago in 4.5 hours. August in Bazaruto Archipelago sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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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 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Inhassoro holiday maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Inhassoro are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches Parks 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.
On the 15th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, and then delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos online holiday maker .

Getting from Inhassoro to Vilanculos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

2
nights
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 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tofo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Tofo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©

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.
Visit Paroquia Santo Antonio and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Praca Independence Praça da Independência. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, see the interesting displays at National Money Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo day trip app .

Getting from Tofo to Maputo by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Maputo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

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