12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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12 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island online route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mozambique Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in March: high temperatures in Mozambique Island hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Wildlife 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
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Bazaruto Archipelago in 8 hours. In March, Bazaruto Archipelago is slightly colder than Mozambique Island - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

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.
On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. On your second day here, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tofo holiday website .

Fly from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tofo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

3
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.
Visiting Safaris and Inhassoro Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Popular historic sites such as Paroquia Santo Antonio and Mesquita da Baixa are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum, and view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo online route planner .

Fly from Vilanculos to Maputo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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