8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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8 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Beira
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Mozambique Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Maputo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Tofo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
5
Vilanculos
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: Oslo

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Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beira route planner.

Oslo, Norway to Beira is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Beira, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Beira is much hotter than Oslo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mozambique Island.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sao Sebastian.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mozambique Island trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Beira to Mozambique Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Mozambique Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Maputo.

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

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, and then hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Art Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, then get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maputo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Maputo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mozambique Island in January since evenings lows in Maputo dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©

1
night
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tofo travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Tofo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos trip builder .

Getting from Tofo to Vilanculos by combination of car and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

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