6 days in Maputo & Inhambane Province Itinerary

6 days in Maputo & Inhambane Province Itinerary

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Maputo
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Tofo
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Vilanculos
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Maputo

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City of Acacias

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 9th (Fri), admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), then admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, then hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, then get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Maputo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Maputo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Tofo

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Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 11th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tofo online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Vilanculos

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip planner.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Inhambane Province travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Safaris
A big producer of cashews and home to one the nation's last remaining habitats of dugongs, Inhambane Province represents a natural paradise along the humid Indian Ocean coastline. Most Inhambane Province vacations start in the region's eponymous capital, famous for its cathedrals, museums, and busy markets. From there, visitors can take dhow taxis to explore the surrounding settlements or to go scuba diving in areas rich in marine life.