33 days in Mozambique Itinerary

33 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durban
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Maputo
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Gorongosa National Park
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Beira
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Nampula
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Pemba
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Tofo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
10
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Durban

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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, stroll around Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), head off the coast to Inhaca Island, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maputo trip itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In September in Maputo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

3
nights
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
Inhaca is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inhaca vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca in 2 hours. In September in Inhaca, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Gorongosa National Park on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Inhaca

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

2
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

Plan a trip to Gorongosa National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Inhaca to Gorongosa National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Beira on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

3
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Beira is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beira online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Gorongosa National Park to Beira in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Nampula.

Things to do in Beira

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

3
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. Nampula is known for historic sites and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima and examine the collection at Musim.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nampula road trip planning app.

Getting from Beira to Nampula by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nampula are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will leave for Pemba on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Nampula

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

3
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Pemba is known for beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Wimbe Beach and stop by Moussa sacko.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pemba driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nampula to Pemba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Pemba

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

3
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.
Mozambique Island is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pemba to Mozambique Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. There's more to do: stroll through Two Mile Reef.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bazaruto Archipelago trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 8 hours. When traveling from Mozambique Island in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bazaruto Archipelago: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll set off for Tofo on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

3
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Tofo is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, kick back and relax at Barra Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip planner.

You can fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

4
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.
Step out of Vilanculos to go to Inhassoro and see Inhassoro Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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