5 days in Maputo & Xai-Xai Itinerary

5 days in Maputo & Xai-Xai Itinerary

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5 days in Maputo & Xai-Xai Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Maputo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Xai-Xai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maputo sightseeing planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Maputo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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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)

1
night
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Bilene.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Xai-Xai holiday planner.

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. September in Xai-Xai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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