8 days in Malawi Itinerary

8 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi itinerary builder

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Fly
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Blantyre
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Mulanje
— 1 night
Fly
3
Lilongwe
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blantyre: Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of La Caverna Art Gallery, stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, and soothe aching muscles at Serendib Hair Day Spa.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blantyre attractions planner.

Dresden, Germany to Blantyre is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dresden to Blantyre is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dresden in October; daily highs in Blantyre reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 19th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

Plan trip to Mulanje with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lilongwe

— 3 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 20th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, stroll through Nature Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with See Malawi Travel and then don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lilongwe travel 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 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.