16 days in Malawi Itinerary

16 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi route maker

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda and Tiyamike Sewing. Venture out of the city with trips to Shire Eco Safari Camp (in Liwonde National Park), Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, soothe aching muscles at Serendib Hair Day Spa, and get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Blantyre trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Blantyre is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Blantyre, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in October, with highs in Blantyre at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Mulanje

— 2 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 17th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mulanje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blantyre to Mulanje takes 1.5 hours. In October in Mulanje, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel 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 Old Town Mall. Change things up with a short trip to Chongoni Rock Art Area in Dedza (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, see exotic creatures in open habitats at See Malawi Travel, don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, and soothe aching muscles at Khondi Spa Retreat.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lilongwe itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mulanje to Lilongwe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Salima.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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. On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Salima online vacation builder.

You can drive from Lilongwe to Salima in 2 hours. In October in Salima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife · Parks · 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 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Likoma Island trip planner.

Fly from Salima to Likoma Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. On the 26th (Tue), 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.