4 days in Malawi Itinerary

4 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lilongwe
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mtakataka
— 1 night
Fly to Blantyre, Drive to Blantyre
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Blantyre
— 1 night
Fly

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Lilongwe

— 1 night
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and then browse the different shops at Old Town Mall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lilongwe trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mtakataka.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Mtakataka

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mtakataka trip maker site.

You can drive from Lilongwe to Mtakataka in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mtakataka

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Blantyre

— 1 night
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Tiyamike Sewing, then stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, then browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Blantyre trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mtakataka to Blantyre in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mtakataka in April: high temperatures in Blantyre hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

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.