10 days in Malawi Itinerary

10 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lilongwe
— 2 nights
2
Likoma Island
— 1 night
3
Salima
— 1 night
4
Zomba
— 1 night
5
Mulanje
— 1 night
6
Blantyre
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Take a break from Lilongwe with a short trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Nature Sanctuary, make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe trip itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping Parks Wildlife

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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night
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 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Likoma Island tour planner.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Likoma Island in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Salima.

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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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Likoma Island to Salima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Zomba.

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument and then head outdoors with Zomba Plateau.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zomba road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salima to Zomba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In March, daytime highs in Zomba are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau

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night
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mulanje road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zomba to Mulanje takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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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 30th (Mon): browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre and then stroll through Majete Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, thenget advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, and finally trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Blantyre trip planner.

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Shopping Wildlife

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