49 days in Mozambique Itinerary

49 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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Pemba
— 4 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 5 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Gorongosa National Park
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Gorongosa National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Maputo
— 11 nights
Drive
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Ponta do Ouro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Xai-Xai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tofo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Vilanculos
— 5 nights
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Pemba — 4 nights

Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Pemba is known for beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and stop by Moussa sacko.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pemba trip itinerary maker.

Exeter, UK to Pemba is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Pemba due to the time zone difference. In May in Pemba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for Mozambique Island on the 7th (Sat).
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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.
Explore Mozambique Island's surroundings by going to Nacala (Cathedral of Nacala & Mesquita Central de Nacala). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, and examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mozambique Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Pemba to Mozambique Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Gorongosa National Park on the 12th (Thu).
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Gorongosa National Park — 5 nights

Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Gorongosa National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Inhaca.
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Inhaca trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gorongosa National Park to Inhaca takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Maputo.
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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: hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House).

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maputo journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Inhaca to Maputo in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Maputo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ponta do Ouro.
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Ponta do Ouro — 5 nights

Ponta do Ouro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ponta do Ouro travel website.

Drive from Maputo to Ponta do Ouro in 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Xai-Xai.
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Xai-Xai — 4 nights

Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Xai-Xai is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Bilene.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Xai-Xai road trip site.

You can drive from Ponta do Ouro to Xai-Xai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Tofo on the 8th (Wed).
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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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tofo online trip builder.

Getting from Xai-Xai to Tofo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Vilanculos.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Machilla Magic, and explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vilanculos road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tofo in June, you will find days in Vilanculos are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow 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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