12 days in Malawi Itinerary

12 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Lilongwe
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive
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Blantyre
— 5 nights
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Lilongwe

— 5 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lilongwe: Chongoni Rock-Art Area (in Dedza) and Kuti Wildlife Reserve (in Salima). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, and browse the different shops at Old Town Mall.

Plan a trip to Lilongwe easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Manchester, UK to Lilongwe is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Lilongwe, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mulanje.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Mulanje journey builder site.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Mulanje in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Mulanje sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Blantyre

— 5 nights
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau), Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Shire Eco Safari Camp (in Liwonde National Park). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, stop by Tiyamike Sewing, get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blantyre online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.