36 days in Mozambique Itinerary

36 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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36 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21 h
1
Maputo
— 6 nights
drive:  2 h
2
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Xai-Xai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Tofo
— 3 nights
drive:  2 h
5
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 3 nights
drive:  3 h
6
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
7
Beira
— 3 nights
drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Gorongosa National Park
— 4 nights
drive:  9 h 30 min
9
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Pemba
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Amsterdam

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Xefina Pequena and Mesquita da Baixa. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, take in nature's colorful creations at Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden, and get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo trip itinerary builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Maputo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Vila Algarve ©
Vila Algarve
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

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.

Before you visit Inhaca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Xai-Xai on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Inhaca

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

3
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Xai-Xai is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bilene.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Xai-Xai trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inhaca to Xai-Xai. In July, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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3
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marine Megafauna Foundation and Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tofo trip planner.

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Tofo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inhassoro Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

Plan my day in Vilanculos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vilanculos. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

3
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Discover out-of-the-way places like Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and Beira Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Beira trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will leave for Gorongosa National Park on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Beira

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

4
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gorongosa National Park trip planner.

Take a train from Beira to Gorongosa National Park in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Mozambique Island on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island journey planning website .

Getting from Gorongosa National Park to Mozambique Island by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car. In August, daytime highs in Mozambique Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

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

3
nights
Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wimbe Beach and Moussa sacko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pemba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Pemba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Pemba

Beaches Outdoors Shopping
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

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