56 days in Mozambique Itinerary

56 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mozambique trip itinerary planner

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Ponta do Ouro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maputo
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pemba
— 5 nights
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nampula
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gorongosa National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Beira
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vilanculos
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tofo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Xai-Xai
— 5 nights
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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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta do Ouro route maker.

Maputo to Ponta do Ouro is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You'll set off for Maputo on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:
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Maputo

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Inhaca Island and Maputo Central Train Station. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, and head off the coast to Xefina Pequena.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maputo itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ponta do Ouro to Maputo by car takes about 2.5 hours. April in Maputo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 13:

Inhaca, Inhaca Island

— 4 nights
Inhaca is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inhaca driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Inhaca

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Pemba

— 5 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 look for gifts at Moussa sacko.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pemba trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Inhaca to Pemba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Inhaca in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pemba, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Mozambique Island on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Pemba

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
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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 (Mesquita Central de Nacala & Cathedral of Nacala). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mozambique Island day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Pemba to Mozambique Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Nampula on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:

Nampula

— 5 nights
Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census), making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Nampula is known for historic sites and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima and examine the collection at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nampula online vacation planner.

You can drive from Mozambique Island to Nampula in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nampula are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Gorongosa National Park

— 5 nights
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gorongosa National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nampula to Gorongosa National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Beira.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
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Beira

— 4 nights
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Beira is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beira trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Beira. In May, daytime highs in Beira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque Nacional de Bazaruto and Inhassoro Beach. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, shop like a local with Machilla Magic, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vilanculos journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Beira to Vilanculos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

Tofo

— 5 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine Megafauna Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 21:

Xai-Xai

— 5 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: explore the activities along Bilene.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Xai-Xai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tofo to Xai-Xai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Xai-Xai sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

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.