8 days in Malawi Itinerary

8 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Lilongwe
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Blantyre
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Mulanje
— 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.
On the 10th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Sanctuary, stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, and finally appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Old Town Mall, then look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Tindoz d'Afrique.

Plan my day in Lilongwe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Cairo, Egypt to Lilongwe is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Blantyre.
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Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, relax and rejuvenate at Serendib Hair Day Spa, stop by Tiyamike Sewing, and take in the exciting artwork at La Caverna Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blantyre road trip planner.

Getting from Lilongwe to Blantyre by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Blantyre can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mulanje.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Mulanje — 2 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mulanje trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature
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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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