9 days in Malawi Itinerary

9 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi tour itinerary planner

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Likoma Island
— 1 day
Fly
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Lilongwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive
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Blantyre
— 1 night
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Likoma Island

— 1 day
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 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Likoma Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Lilongwe

— 4 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nkhoma Mountain and Maula Cathedral. Step out of Lilongwe to go to Salima and see Kuti Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, see exotic creatures in open habitats at See Malawi Travel, and don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe trip planner.

You can fly from Likoma Island to Lilongwe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mulanje.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

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Fly from Lilongwe to Mulanje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Mulanje sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Serendib Hair Day Spa, then stop by Tiyamike Sewing, then take in the exciting artwork at La Caverna Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blantyre trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Blantyre takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Shopping · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

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.