13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Maputo
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Tofo
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Vilanculos
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Maputo — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Maputo with a short trip to Gozo Azul Marine in Santa Maria, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: 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, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maputo holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Maputo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Maputo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
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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: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tofo trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Maputo to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vilanculos.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Vilanculos — 4 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.
Step out of Vilanculos to go to Bazaruto Archipelago and see Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tofo in June, expect nights in Vilanculos to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).
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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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