18 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Maputo
— 5 nights
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Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Ponta do Ouro
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Ponta do Ouro
— 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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tours Maputo.

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

Copenhagen, Denmark to Maputo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Maputo. When traveling from Copenhagen in May, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Maputo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mozambique Island.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mozambique Island trip builder tool.

Fly from Maputo to Mozambique Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in May, Mozambique Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ponta do Ouro.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Ponta do Ouro — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at Magenta Moon Boutique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta do Ouro trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Ponta do Ouro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then relax and rejuvenate at Massagem Tropical, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Ponta do Ouro to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Vilanculos.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Vilanculos side-trips: Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vilanculos journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (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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