15 days in Malawi Itinerary

15 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi travel planner

Make it your trip
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Blantyre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive
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Zomba
— 3 nights
Fly
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Salima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lilongwe
— 5 nights
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Blantyre

— 3 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.
Nyasa Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, and stop by Tiyamike Sewing.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Blantyre sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Blantyre is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Blantyre due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Blantyre: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mulanje trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Blantyre to Mulanje takes 1.5 hours. January in Mulanje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zomba.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
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Zomba

— 3 nights
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Zomba: Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop (in Balaka), Lake Chilwa (in Kachulu) and Shire Eco Safari Camp (in Liwonde National Park). It doesn't end there: get outside with Zomba Plateau and appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

Planning Zomba trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Zomba takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Zomba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Salima.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Salima

— 2 nights
Salima may refer to:People Salima Aga Khan (born 1940), ex-wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan Salima Ghezali (born 1958), an Algerian journalist and writer Salima Hamouche (born 1984), an Algerian volleyball player Salima Hashmi, a Pakistani artist and writer Salima Ikram (born 1965), a Pakistani archaeologist Salima Machamba (1874–1964), a sultan of Mohéli Salima Murad (c. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art. On the next day, stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Salima route planner.

You can fly from Zomba to Salima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Salima

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Lilongwe

— 5 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Go for a jaunt from Lilongwe to Dedza to see Chongoni Rock Art Area about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at See Malawi Travel, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salima to Lilongwe takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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.