6 days in Maputo, Xai-Xai & Quirimbas Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Maputo, Xai-Xai & Quirimbas Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Maputo, Xai-Xai & Quirimbas Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Maputo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Xai-Xai
— Few hours
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Johannesburg

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night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, then admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, then admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in July, with highs in Maputo at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Maputo

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

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hours
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Xai-Xai travel route planner .

You can drive from Maputo to Xai-Xai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Quirimbas Archipelago on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Quirimbas Archipelago trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Xai-Xai to Quirimbas Archipelago in 11.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Quirimbas Archipelago when traveling from Xai-Xai in July, with lows around 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Parks Nature
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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