16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique attractions planner

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Maputo
— 5 nights
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Ponta do Ouro
— 1 night
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
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Tofo
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos
— 4 nights
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Maputo

— 5 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 shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Mozambique Scuba, and hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maputo tour itinerary website.

Bucharest, Romania to Maputo is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Bucharest in December, expect Maputo to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Ponta do Ouro

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta do Ouro planning app.

Drive from Maputo to Ponta do Ouro in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inhaca.

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

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Inhaca, Inhaca Island

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inhaca online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Ponta do Ouro to Inhaca with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Inhaca

Nature · Parks
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Tofo

— 2 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip planner.

You can fly from Inhaca to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. December in Tofo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilanculos: Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos route builder tool.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.