16 days in Malawi Itinerary

16 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lilongwe
— 3 nights
2
Likoma Island
— 2 nights
3
Salima
— 2 nights
4
Mulanje
— 1 night
5
Blantyre
— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lilongwe side-trips: Chongoni Rock-Art Area (in Dedza) and Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art (in Mtakataka). The adventure continues: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, savor the flavors at Lizulu Market, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip maker app.

Fort Wayne, USA to Lilongwe is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. 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

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Likoma Island trip website.

Getting from Lilongwe to Likoma Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Salima.

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. On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salima online journey planner.

Fly from Likoma Island to Salima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. November in Salima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Mulanje.

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 reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mulanje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salima to Mulanje takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mulanje when traveling from Salima in November, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car 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 Zomba (Zomba Plateau & King African Rifles Monument) and Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange, and stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blantyre trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Blantyre can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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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