13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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13 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Quelimane
1
Quelimane
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Tete
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Beira
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Gorongosa National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Maputo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
9
Vilanculos
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Harare

few
hours
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Quelimane Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Zalala Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Quelimane trip planner .

May in Quelimane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tete.

Things to do in Quelimane

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Zalala Beach ©
Zalala Beach
Quelimane Cathedral ©
Quelimane Cathedral

1
night
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tete trip maker tool .

You can fly from Quelimane to Tete in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Tete, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

1
night
Mozambique Island

Mozambique Island ©
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 31st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Tete to Mozambique Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

1
night
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vamizi Island. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Vamizi Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Quirimbas Archipelago vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Quirimbas Archipelago in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

1
night
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Beira trip planner .

You can fly from Quirimbas Archipelago to Beira in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in June, things will get slightly colder in Beira: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck

2
nights
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gorongosa National Park trip planner .

You can take a train from Beira to Gorongosa National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

3
nights
Maputo

Maputo ©
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 museums, shopping, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maputo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gorongosa National Park to Maputo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Walking tours

2
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
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 8th (Mon): stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bazaruto National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofo tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Maputo to Tofo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, Barra Beach
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

1
night
Vilanculos

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.
On the 10th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Machilla Magic, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

Planning Vilanculos trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Tofo in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Vilanculos, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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