9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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9 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7 h
1
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Tofo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h
5
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos day trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Cape Town in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vilanculos, with lows of 22°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tofo travel route builder app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tofo

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

1
night
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 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mozambique Island online vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tofo to Mozambique Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tofo in April since evenings lows in Mozambique Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inhaca.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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

1
night
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inhaca trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Inhaca in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Inhaca when traveling from Mozambique Island in April, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Maputo.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks Nature
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and see the interesting displays at National Money Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maputo travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Inhaca to Maputo takes 2 hours. April in Maputo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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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)

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