16 days in Malawi Itinerary

16 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi itinerary planner

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Blantyre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mulanje
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lilongwe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Likoma Island
— 1 night
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda and Tiyamike Sewing. Get out of town with these interesting Blantyre side-trips: Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau), Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Shire Eco Safari Camp (in Liwonde National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, explore the galleries of La Caverna Art Gallery, get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library, and relax and rejuvenate at Serendib Hair Day Spa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Blantyre online tour itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Blantyre is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Blantyre due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Blantyre to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Mulanje

— 2 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mulanje road trip app.

Drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mulanje are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nkhoma Mountain and Maula Cathedral. 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: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at See Malawi Travel, and appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lilongwe trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Mulanje to Lilongwe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salima.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salima online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lilongwe to Salima in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Salima

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Likoma Island

— 1 night
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Likoma Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Salima to Likoma Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
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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.