5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4 h
1
Maputo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
3
Vilanculos
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), then get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and finally head off the coast to Inhaca Island.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maputo trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: high temperatures in Maputo hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

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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)

2
nights
Tofo

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 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tofo trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Maputo to Tofo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

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Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vilanculos tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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