60 days in Malawi Itinerary

60 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Blantyre
— 5 nights
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Mulanje
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Liwonde National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dedza
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lilongwe
— 6 nights
Fly
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Likoma Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Karonga
— 4 nights
Bus
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Nkhata Bay
— 6 nights
Fly
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Salima
— 6 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda and Majete Wildlife Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tiyamike Sewing and Chichiri Shopping Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of La Caverna Art Gallery, soothe aching muscles at Serendib Hair Day Spa, get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Blantyre driving holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Blantyre is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Blantyre hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Mulanje

— 6 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 8th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mulanje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blantyre to Mulanje takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Zomba on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Zomba

— 6 nights
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Chilwa and King African Rifles Monument. There's more to do: head outdoors with Zomba Plateau.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zomba trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Mulanje to Zomba in 2 hours. June in Zomba sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Liwonde National Park.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Liwonde National Park

— 6 nights
Step out of Liwonde National Park with an excursion to Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop in Balaka--about 1h 5 min away.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Liwonde National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Zomba to Liwonde National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Zomba in June, expect nights in Liwonde National Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. You will leave for Dedza on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Liwonde National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Dedza

— 6 nights
Dedza is the main township of Dedza District in the Central Region of Malawi.Dedza is located about 85 km south of Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, off the M1 road to Blantyre at a point where a trans-African highway from Johannesburg enters the country.At an altitude of 1590m it is the highest town in Malawi. Explore hidden gems such as Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art and Chongoni Rock Art Area.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dedza trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Liwonde National Park to Dedza in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Liwonde National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Dedza: highs are around 17°C and lows about 11°C. You'll set off for Lilongwe on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Dedza

Museums

Side Trip

Lilongwe

— 6 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Visiting Nkhoma Mountain and Lilongwe Wildlife Centre will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gems and Jewellery Lanka and Old Town Mall. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Khondi Spa Retreat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at World War I Memorial, and make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lilongwe tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Dedza to Lilongwe in 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Likoma Island

— 6 nights
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Likoma Island is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Likoma Island road trip planner.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Likoma Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Karonga.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Karonga

— 4 nights
Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. Karonga is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Karonga tour app.

You can drive from Likoma Island to Karonga in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Nkhata Bay on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Karonga

Museums

Nkhata Bay

— 6 nights
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. Nkhata Bay is known for classes and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kande Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nkhata Bay online tour planner.

You can take a bus from Karonga to Nkhata Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Karonga in July, expect Nkhata Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. You will leave for Salima on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Salima

— 6 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. Step out of the city life by going to Kuti Wildlife Reserve and Thumbi View Lodge Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salima trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Nkhata Bay to Salima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nkhata Bay in July; daily highs in Salima reach 27°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.