30 days in Mozambique Itinerary

30 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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30 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Maputo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Xai-Xai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tofo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
4
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Inhassoro
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
6
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Beira
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
9
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
10
Tete
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Gurue
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Fly + Drive + train:  8​h
12
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Manica
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museu dos CFM and Club de tenis de Maputo. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo online trip itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Maputo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Maputo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect nights in Maputo to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Museums Shopping
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

2
nights
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Bilene.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai travel route planner.

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Tofo on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Bilene ©
Bilene

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo visit planner .

You can drive from Xai-Xai to Tofo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In August in Tofo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, and then explore the ancient world of Manyikeni.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

1
night
Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Inhassoro Beach.

Start your trip to Inhassoro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Vilanculos to Inhassoro by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Inhassoro sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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 14th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Magaruque Island. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inhassoro to Bazaruto Archipelago. August in Bazaruto Archipelago sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

1
night
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Beira online route planner .

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Beira by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Beira

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

1
night
Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head off the coast to Vamizi Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Quirimbas Archipelago trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Beira to Quirimbas Archipelago in 5.5 hours. In August in Quirimbas Archipelago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Mozambique Island on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fort Sao Sebastian. On the next day, stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Quirimbas Archipelago to Mozambique Island in 7 hours. In August in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tete.

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

2
nights
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tete day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Tete in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Tete, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off toGurue.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

1
day
Gurue

Gurue
Gurúè is a town located in the northern part of Mozambique, near the center of the province of Zambezia. On the 23rd (Fri), get outside with Mount Namuli.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gurue holiday planning website .

You can drive from Tete to Gurue in 11.5 hours. Another option is to fly. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Gurue

Outdoors
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1
night
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gorongosa National Park online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gurue to Gorongosa National Park. You will leave for Manica on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

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

2
nights
Manica

Manica ©
Manica is a market town in western Mozambique, lying west of Chimoio in the province of Manica. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ndzou Camp.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manica itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorongosa National Park to Manica. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Inhaca Island on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Manica

Wildlife Parks
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

2
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
On the 28th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Portuguese Island.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inhaca Island journey maker tool .

You can fly from Manica to Inhaca Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Inhaca Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

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