11 days in Mozambique Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Mozambique trip builder
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Mozambique Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Vilanculos
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Ponta do Ouro
— 2 nights
Drive to Maputo Airport, Fly to Lisbon


Maputo — 3 nights

City of Acacias

Maputo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, take an exotic tour of Tours Maputo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maputo travel planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Maputo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in March; daily highs in Maputo reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mozambique Island.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Mozambique Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Maputo to Mozambique Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Maputo in March since evenings lows in Mozambique Island dip to 30°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilanculos.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Vilanculos — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, center your mind and body at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, and then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vilanculos day trip planning site.

Getting from Mozambique Island to Vilanculos by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mozambique Island in March; daily highs in Vilanculos reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tofo.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Tofo — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tofo day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Tofo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Ponta do Ouro.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

Ponta do Ouro — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta do Ouro online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Tofo to Ponta do Ouro by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Mozambique travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.