6 days in Mozambique Itinerary

6 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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6 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  2​h
1
Maputo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Vilanculos
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  1​h
4
Tofo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Durban

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas), then learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, then admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, then take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Maputo travel route builder site .

Durban, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Maputo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo ©
Fortaleza of Maputo
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sao Sebastian.

Make your Mozambique Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maputo to Mozambique Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maputo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mozambique Island, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

1
day
Vilanculos

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic.

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Getting from Mozambique Island to Vilanculos by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mozambique Island in January, plan for little chillier nights in Vilanculos, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Bazaruto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Praia do Tofo.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tofo road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

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