16 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Fly
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Vilanculos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Maputo
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to London

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Vilanculos — 3 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.
Take a break from Vilanculos with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vilanculos trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Vilanculos is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Vilanculos reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tofo.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Massagem Tropical, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tofo route maker tool.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Inhaca.
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inhaca trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Tofo to Inhaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. December in Inhaca sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the ferry ride to Maputo.
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Maputo — 4 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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take in nature's colorful creations at Tunduru Botanical Gardens, and get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maputo trip itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Inhaca to Maputo in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ponta do Ouro.
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Ponta do Ouro — 2 nights

On the 8th (Thu), stop by Magenta Moon Boutique and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta do Ouro itinerary site.

You can drive from Maputo to Ponta do Ouro in 4 hours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Mozambique Island.
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Mozambique Island — 2 nights

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then get engrossed in the history at Governor's Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mozambique Island trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ponta do Ouro to Mozambique Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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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