5 days in Malawi Itinerary

5 days in Malawi Itinerary

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5 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h
1
Lilongwe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Salima
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Blantyre
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and then stroll through Nature Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, then don't miss a visit to World War I Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lilongwe driving holiday planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salima.

Things to do in Lilongwe

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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Kumbali Cultural Village ©
Kumbali Cultural Village

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salima trip builder site .

You can drive from Lilongwe to Salima in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Salima

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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve

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Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mulanje online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Salima to Mulanje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mulanje can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blantyre.

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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, then view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, then get lost in a book at The Society of Malawi Library, and finally trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Blantyre trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

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La Caverna Art Gallery ©
La Caverna Art Gallery
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church
Malawi Stock Exchange ©
Malawi Stock Exchange

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