16 days in Malawi Itinerary

16 days in Malawi Itinerary

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16 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  34​h
1
Lilongwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Likoma Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Salima
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Blantyre
— 4 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Fort Wayne

3
nights
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Explore Lilongwe's surroundings by going to Chongoni Rock-Art Area (in Dedza) and Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art (in Mtakataka). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lilongwe trip planner.

Fort Wayne, USA to Lilongwe is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Wayne to Lilongwe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art, Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Likoma Island trip maker .

Getting from Lilongwe to Likoma Island by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You will leave for Salima on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Likoma Island

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

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salima online route planner .

Getting from Likoma Island to Salima by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You'll set off for Mulanje on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mulanje driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Salima to Mulanje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salima in November since evenings lows in Mulanje dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Zomba (Zomba Plateau & King African Rifles Monument). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange, browse the collection at The Society of Malawi Library, and look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Blantyre trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mulanje to Blantyre by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. In November in Blantyre, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zomba, Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
La Caverna Art Gallery ©
La Caverna Art Gallery

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