30 days in Mozambique Itinerary

30 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Maputo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
4
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
6
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Beira
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h
9
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
10
Tete
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
11
Gurue
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + Train:  8 h
12
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Manica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu dos CFM and Vila Algarve. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

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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. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Maputo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Museums Shopping
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Xai-Xai itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Maputo to Xai-Xai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Tofo on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Nature Beaches Parks
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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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tofo trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Sun), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and then explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inhassoro trip itinerary site.

Drive from Vilanculos to Inhassoro in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inhassoro can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Two Mile Reef.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inhassoro to Bazaruto Archipelago. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

1
night
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beira trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Archipelago to Beira takes 4.5 hours. August in Beira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

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
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
On the 17th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Quirimbas Archipelago journey maker site.

Getting from Beira to Quirimbas Archipelago by flight takes about 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Quirimbas Archipelago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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.
On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Quirimbas Archipelago to Mozambique Island in 7.5 hours. August in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tete.

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
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tete trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Tete takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Gurue.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

1
day
Gurue

Gurue
Gurúè is a town located in the northern part of Mozambique, near the center of the province of Zambezia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): head outdoors with Mount Namuli.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gurue trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tete to Gurue in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Gurue

Outdoors
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1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gorongosa National Park online tour planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and train from Gurue to Gorongosa National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Manica.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

2
nights
Manica

Manica ©
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Ndzou Camp.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manica route maker app.

Explore your travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Manica with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Manica

Wildlife Parks
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

2
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inhaca Island road trip site.

Fly from Manica to Inhaca Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Inhaca Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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