8 days in Malawi Itinerary

8 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi holiday builder
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Nature Sanctuary, stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and finally appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list 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 make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lilongwe online trip builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Lilongwe is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Blantyre.
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Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Explore Blantyre's surroundings by going to Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library, and look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blantyre road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lilongwe to Blantyre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blantyre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mulanje.
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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 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mulanje day trip site.

You can drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mulanje are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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