5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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5 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Maputo
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tofo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, admire the striking features of Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maputo online trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maputo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in November since evenings lows in Maputo dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Museums Parks
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo ©

1
night
Tofo

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tofo route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Maputo to Tofo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Tofo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

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

1
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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