34 days in Malawi Itinerary

34 days in Malawi Itinerary

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34 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Lilongwe
1
Lilongwe
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Likoma Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Karonga
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Nkhata Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Salima
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Blantyre
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Mulanje
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Zomba
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Lilongwe

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Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
When in Lilongwe, make a side trip to see Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall, stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, and make a trip to World War I Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lilongwe online vacation maker .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lilongwe. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

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Likoma Island

Likoma Island ©
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, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral and take in nature's colorful creations at Ulisa Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Likoma Island route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Likoma Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You will leave for Karonga on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Likoma Island

Parks Historic Sites
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St. Peter's Cathedral ©
St. Peter's Cathedral

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Karonga

Karonga ©
Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. Karonga is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Karonga online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Karonga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Nkhata Bay on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Karonga

Museums
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Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga ©

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Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay ©
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. Nkhata Bay is known for classes and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kande Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nkhata Bay trip maker website .

Getting from Karonga to Nkhata Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Karonga in September: high temperatures in Nkhata Bay hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toSalima.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kande Beach ©
Kande Beach

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Salima

Salima ©
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 with an excursion to Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art in Mtakataka--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Salima itinerary app .

You can drive from Nkhata Bay to Salima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Nkhata Bay in September, expect Salima to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. You will leave for Blantyre on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art ©
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art

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Blantyre

Blantyre ©
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Take a break from Blantyre with a short trip to Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Salima to Blantyre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salima in September: highs in Blantyre hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will leave for Mulanje on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
La Caverna Art Gallery ©
La Caverna Art Gallery
The Society of Malawi Library ©
The Society of Malawi Library

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Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 21st (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mulanje sightseeing planner.

Getting from Blantyre to Mulanje by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Zomba on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zomba: Lake Chilwa (in Kachulu) and Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop (in Balaka). The adventure continues: get outside with Zomba Plateau and appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Zomba trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Zomba takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zomba are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Chilwa
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
Lake Chilwa ©
Lake Chilwa