13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h
2
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
3
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Inhaca Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
6
Maputo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 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 more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island visit planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mozambique Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, you will find days in Mozambique Island are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos route planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Vilanculos in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mozambique Island in April; daily highs in Vilanculos reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Praia do Tofo, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

Plan trip to Tofo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Vilanculos to Tofo by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. April in Tofo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

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Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 16th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inhaca Island road trip tool .

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhaca Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. April in Inhaca Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. 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 Island

Parks Nature
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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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, browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and examine the collection at Museu dos CFM.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo online trip builder .

Traveling by ferry from Inhaca Island to Maputo takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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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nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bilene.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Xai-Xai driving holiday tool .

Getting from Maputo to Xai-Xai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Maputo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Xai-Xai: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Parks Outdoors Nature
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