7 days in Malawi Itinerary

7 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Blantyre
— 2 nights
Drive to Blantyre, Fly to Mtakataka
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Mtakataka
— 1 night
Drive to Lilongwe, Fly to Likoma Island
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Likoma Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Lilongwe
— 2 nights
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Blantyre

— 2 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.
Head to Tiyamike Sewing and La Caverna Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Majete Wildlife Reserve and Zomba Plateau. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Blantyre online tour itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Blantyre is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Blantyre is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mtakataka.

Things to do in Blantyre

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Mtakataka

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mtakataka tour app.

Getting from Blantyre to Mtakataka by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Blantyre in August, things will get slightly colder in Mtakataka: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Mtakataka

Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Likoma Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mtakataka to Likoma Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
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Lilongwe

— 2 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, and then browse the different shops at Old Town Mall. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nature Sanctuary and then pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Likoma Island to Lilongwe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.