60 days in Malawi Itinerary

60 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Fly to Chileka International Airport, Drive to Nsanje
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Nsanje
— 4 nights
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Mulanje
— 4 nights
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Blantyre
— 5 nights
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Zomba
— 5 nights
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Balaka
— 5 nights
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Likoma Island
— 4 nights
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Salima
— 4 nights
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Dedza
— 5 nights
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Karonga
— 4 nights
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Nkhata Bay
— 5 nights
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Lilongwe
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Nsanje — 4 nights

Nsanje is the main town in Nsanje District within the Southern Region of Malawi.TransportThe town is the headquarters of Malawi Railways. Nsanje is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mwabvi Game Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nsanje road trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nsanje is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Mulanje.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Mulanje — 4 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 4th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mulanje trip planner.

You can drive from Nsanje to Mulanje in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for Blantyre on the 7th (Wed).
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Parks · Nature
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Blantyre — 5 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.
St.Michael's and All Angels Church and La Caverna Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Majete Wildlife Reserve and The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda. Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library and browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Blantyre day trip website.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Blantyre takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Zomba on the 12th (Mon).
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Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Zomba — 5 nights

Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Zomba is known for outdoors and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Zomba Plateau and pause for some photo ops at King African Rifles Monument.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zomba trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Blantyre to Zomba in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Zomba can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Balaka.
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Outdoors
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Balaka — 5 nights

When in Balaka, make a side trip to see Queen Victoria Memorial Tower in Mangochi, approximately Mangochi away.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Balaka trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Zomba to Balaka in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zomba in September, you will find days in Balaka are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Likoma Island.
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Shopping
Side Trip

Likoma Island — 4 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.
Likoma Island is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Likoma Island driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Balaka to Likoma Island in 8.5 hours. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Salima.
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Historic Sites
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Salima — 4 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. Take a break from the city and head to Kuti Wildlife Reserve and Lake Chilwa. Step out of Salima to go to Mtakataka and see Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Salima driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Likoma Island to Salima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Dedza.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Dedza — 5 nights

Dedza is the main township of Dedza District in the Central Region of Malawi.Dedza is located about 85 km south of Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, off the M1 road to Blantyre at a point where a trans-African highway from Johannesburg enters the country.At an altitude of 1590m it is the highest town in Malawi. Dedza is known for sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chongoni Rock Art Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dedza trip planner.

You can drive from Salima to Dedza in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salima in October, with highs in Dedza at 24°C and lows at 19°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Karonga.
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Karonga — 4 nights

Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. Karonga is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Karonga trip planner.

You can drive from Dedza to Karonga in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Dedza in October, expect Karonga to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. You will leave for Nkhata Bay on the 12th (Wed).
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Museums

Nkhata Bay — 5 nights

Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. Nkhata Bay is known for classes and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Kande Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nkhata Bay day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Karonga to Nkhata Bay in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, Nkhata Bay is little chillier than Karonga - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. You will leave for Lilongwe on the 17th (Mon).
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Lilongwe — 9 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Step out of the city life by going to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and Nature Sanctuary. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, pick up some local products at Lizulu Market, and appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe trip app.

Take a bus from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for home on the 26th (Wed).
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Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

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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