5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Maputo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Xai-Xai
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Tofo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h
4
Vilanculos
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Durban

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) and then admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, then don't miss a visit to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and finally shop like a local with CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo trip itinerary maker.

Durban, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and train. In May, daytime highs in Maputo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House) ©
Casa de Ferro (The Iron House)

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Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xai-Xai trip maker tool .

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tofo road 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 May, daytime highs in Tofo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

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