22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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22 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Maputo
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Inhaca Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Mozambique Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Tofo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
6
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cape Town

5
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, examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maputo online tour planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Maputo hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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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)

3
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
Inhaca Island is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inhaca Island trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca Island in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

3
nights
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.
Mozambique Island is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Inhaca Island to Mozambique Island by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Inhaca Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mozambique Island, with lows of 30°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off toBazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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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

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago travel route builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Bazaruto Archipelago in 8 hours. Traveling from Mozambique Island in December, expect Bazaruto Archipelago to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 26°C. You'll set off for Tofo on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

3
nights
Tofo

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tofo online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Vilanculos to Inhassoro to see Inhassoro Beach about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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