23 days in Mozambique Itinerary

23 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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23 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Rimini
Fly:  31​h
1
Nampula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + train:  10​h 15​min
3
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
4
Maputo
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
8
Vilanculos
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Rimini

1
night
Nampula

Nampula ©
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. For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nampula trip maker site .

Rimini, Italy to Nampula is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Rimini to Nampula, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rimini in October, you will find days in Nampula are much warmer (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sao Sebastian. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mozambique Island route builder app .

Getting from Nampula to Mozambique Island by car takes about 3 hours. October in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

1
day
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
On the 17th (Thu), stroll through Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gorongosa National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Mozambique Island to Gorongosa National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and examine the collection at Museu dos CFM.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Maputo online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gorongosa National Park to Maputo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. October in Maputo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Bilene.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Xai-Xai trip tool .

Getting from Maputo to Xai-Xai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. In October, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 25th (Fri), you're off toTofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Bilene ©
Bilene

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, stroll through Barra Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tofo attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In October in Tofo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Magaruque Island.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago holiday planner.

Fly from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Step out of Vilanculos to go to Inhassoro and see Inhassoro Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Vilanculos trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vilanculos. In October, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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