22 days in Malawi Itinerary

22 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi tour planner
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Blantyre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mulanje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zomba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liwonde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Salima
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Likoma Island
— 2 nights
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Lilongwe
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Blantyre, make a side trip to see Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa, approximately Chikwawa away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Blantyre trip itinerary maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Blantyre is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Blantyre due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Blantyre: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mulanje.
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Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Mulanje — 2 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 26th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mulanje trip planner.

You can drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. August in Mulanje sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Zomba on the 27th (Sat).
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Zomba — 3 nights

Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. When in Zomba, make a side trip to see Lake Chilwa in Kachulu, approximately Kachulu away. There's more to do: get outside with Zomba Plateau and appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zomba travel route builder website.

Getting from Mulanje to Zomba by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Liwonde National Park on the 30th (Tue).
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Liwonde National Park — 3 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 maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Liwonde National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Zomba to Liwonde National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Zomba in August, expect nights in Liwonde National Park to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Salima.
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Salima — 3 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 Salima to go to Mtakataka and see Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salima online travel route planner.

Drive from Liwonde National Park to Salima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Likoma Island on the 5th (Mon).
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Side Trip

Likoma Island — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Likoma Island travel planner.

Fly from Salima to Likoma Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. You'll set off for Lilongwe on the 7th (Wed).
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Lilongwe — 5 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Go for a jaunt from Lilongwe to Dedza to see Chongoni Rock Art Area about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, see the top attractions with See Malawi Travel, and browse the fresh offerings at Lizulu Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lilongwe online trip planner.

Getting from Likoma Island to Lilongwe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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