8 days in Malawi Itinerary

8 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lilongwe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Likoma Island
— 1 night
Fly to Lilongwe, Drive to Mtakataka
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Mtakataka
— 1 night
Fly to Blantyre, Drive to Blantyre
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Blantyre
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chongoni Rock-Art Area and Nkhoma Mountain. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip itinerary builder website.

Belgrade, Serbia to Lilongwe is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Likoma Island trip planner.

Getting from Lilongwe to Likoma Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mtakataka.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Mtakataka

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mtakataka route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Mtakataka in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. May in Mtakataka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mtakataka

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing, hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, then browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Blantyre tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Mtakataka to Blantyre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mtakataka in May, things will get a bit warmer in Blantyre: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors · Parks · 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.