42 days in Mozambique Itinerary

42 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique attractions planner
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Vilanculos
— 5 nights
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Tofo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 5 nights
Bus
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Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ponta do Ouro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maputo
— 11 nights
Fly
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Mozambique Island
— 5 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Pemba
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Pemba
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos — 5 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 Vilanculos' surroundings by going to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto (in Bazaruto Archipelago) and Inhassoro Beach (in Inhassoro). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilanculos trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Vilanculos is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Vilanculos. In May in Vilanculos, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
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Tofo — 5 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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Inhaca.
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island — 5 nights

Inhaca is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Inhaca tour itinerary planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Xai-Xai on the 18th (Wed).
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Xai-Xai — 2 nights

Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Xai-Xai trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Inhaca to Xai-Xai in 5.5 hours. May in Xai-Xai sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ponta do Ouro.
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Ponta do Ouro — 4 nights

Ponta do Ouro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ponta do Ouro route builder site.

Traveling by car from Xai-Xai to Ponta do Ouro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll set off for Maputo on the 24th (Tue).
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Maputo — 11 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.
Maputo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maputo trip builder.

Getting from Ponta do Ouro to Maputo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Maputo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mozambique Island.
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Mozambique Island — 5 nights

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nacala (Cathedral of Nacala & Mesquita Central de Nacala). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, see the interesting displays at Governor's Palace Museum, and stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

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Traveling by flight from Maputo to Mozambique Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mozambique Island when traveling from Maputo in June, with lows around 23°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Pemba.
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Pemba — 2 nights

Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): stop by Moussa sacko.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pemba attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time 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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