38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

38 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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1
Maputo
— 6 nights
2
Inhaca, Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
3
Xai-Xai
— 1 night
4
Tofo
— 2 nights
5
Bazaruto Archipelago
— 2 nights
6
Inhassoro
— 2 nights
7
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
8
Beira
— 3 nights
9
Gorongosa National Park
— 1 night
10
Manica
— 2 nights
11
Tete
— 3 nights
12
Quelimane
— 1 night
13
Gurue
— 1 night
14
Nampula
— 2 nights
15
Mozambique Island
— 4 nights
16
Pemba
— 1 night
17
Quirimbas Archipelago
— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museu dos CFM and Vila Algarve. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita da Baixa, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo day trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Maputo Airport. April in Maputo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Inhaca.

Things to do in Maputo

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

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nights
Inhaca, Inhaca Island

Inhaca ©
Inhaca is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inhaca trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Maputo to Inhaca in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Inhaca can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Xai-Xai.

Things to do in Inhaca

Nature Parks
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Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

1
night
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bilene.

Plan my trip to Xai-Xai with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inhaca to Xai-Xai. When traveling from Inhaca in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Xai-Xai: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tofo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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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 11th (Sun), stroll through Praia do Tofo, thenstroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tofo travel planning site.

Getting from Xai-Xai to Tofo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

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 13th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bazaruto Archipelago travel route planner.

Fly from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bazaruto Archipelago can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

2
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Inhassoro

Inhassoro
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inhassoro trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. In April, daytime highs in Inhassoro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Vilanculos on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Inhassoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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2
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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.
On the 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Manyikeni. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vilanculos day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Inhassoro to Vilanculos takes 1.5 hours. April in Vilanculos sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Beira

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beira day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Beira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Beira. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Beira

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

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Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Beira to Gorongosa National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll set off for Manica on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ndzou Camp.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manica trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gorongosa National Park to Manica. In April, daily temperatures in Manica can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Tete.

Things to do in Manica

Parks Wildlife
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Ndzou Camp ©
Ndzou Camp

3
nights
Tete

Tete ©
Tete is the capital city of Tete Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Baptista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Jose de Boroma.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Tete trip planning app.

You can drive from Manica to Tete in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manica in April, with highs in Tete at °C and lows at °C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Quelimane.

Things to do in Tete

Historic Sites
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Catedral Sao Joao Baptista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Baptista

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night
Quelimane

Quelimane ©
Quelimane is a seaport in Mozambique. On the 28th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Zalala Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Quelimane trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tete to Quelimane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Quelimane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Gurue.

Things to do in Quelimane

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Zalala Beach ©
Zalala Beach

1
night
Gurue

Gurue
Gurúè is a town located in the northern part of Mozambique, near the center of the province of Zambezia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Mount Namuli.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gurue sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Quelimane to Gurue takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nampula.

Things to do in Gurue

Outdoors
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2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musim, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima, and then see the interesting displays at Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nampula attractions planning site.

You can drive from Gurue to Nampula in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nampula

Museums Historic Sites
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Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum ©
Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima ©
Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Fatima

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula and Cathedral of Nacala. Change things up with a short trip to Mesquita Central de Nacala in Nacala (about 3h 30 min away). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao and explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip planner.

Drive from Nampula to Mozambique Island in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Pemba.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nacala
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Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum

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Pemba

Pemba ©
Once named Porto Amelia after the Queen of Portugal, today Pemba retains much of the former Portuguese colonial influence.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Wimbe Beach and then stop by Moussa sacko.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pemba day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Pemba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.

Things to do in Pemba

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Wimbe Beach ©
Wimbe Beach

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Quirimbas Archipelago

Quirimbas Archipelago ©
On the 7th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Quirimbas Archipelago trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pemba to Quirimbas Archipelago. May in Quirimbas Archipelago sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Quirimbas Archipelago

Nature Parks
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Vamizi Island ©
Vamizi Island

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