14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

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14 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7​h
1
Vilanculos
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Tofo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Inhaca Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h
4
Xai-Xai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Maputo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
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 your second day here, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos trip planning website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Vilanculos is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cape Town in December since evenings lows in Vilanculos dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

3
nights
Tofo

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kids will enjoy Praia do Tofo and Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, kick back and relax at Barra Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Inhaca Island.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, Barra Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

2
nights
Inhaca Island

Inhaca Island ©
Subtropical Inhaca Island draws eco-tourists and biology researchers with its natural formations and abundant wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head off the coast to Portuguese Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inhaca Island journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Inhaca Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In December, daytime highs in Inhaca Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for Xai-Xai on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Inhaca Island

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Portuguese Island ©
Portuguese Island

1
night
Xai-Xai

Xai-Xai ©
Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Bilene.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Xai-Xai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inhaca Island to Xai-Xai. In December, daytime highs in Xai-Xai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maputo.

Things to do in Xai-Xai

Nature Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bilene ©
Bilene

5
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll through Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo).

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Maputo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Xai-Xai to Maputo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Club de tenis de Maputo ©
Club de tenis de Maputo

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