21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

21 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Maputo
— 7 nights
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Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Ponta do Ouro
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Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
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Tofo
— 3 nights
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Vilanculos
— 5 nights
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Maputo — 7 nights

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.
Maputo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Tours Maputo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maputo online trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Maputo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mozambique Island.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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Mozambique Island — 3 nights

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Mozambique Island is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum, and stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mozambique Island planning tool.

Fly from Maputo to Mozambique Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mozambique Island, with lows around 22°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Ponta do Ouro.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Ponta do Ouro — 2 nights

On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for gifts at Magenta Moon Boutique.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta do Ouro sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Ponta do Ouro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
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Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
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Tofo — 3 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Tofo is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and relax and rejuvenate at Massagem Tropical.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tofo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponta do Ouro to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos — 5 nights

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.
Explore Vilanculos' surroundings by going to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vilanculos travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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