14 days in Malawi Itinerary

14 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h
1
Lilongwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Likoma Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Salima
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Zomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Blantyre
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
When in Lilongwe, make a side trip to see Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, approximately Dedza away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lilongwe is an approximately 4- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building
Kumbali Cultural Village ©
Kumbali Cultural Village

1
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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Likoma Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Likoma Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salima.

Things to do in Likoma Island

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

3
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. Take a break from Salima with a short trip to Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art in Mtakataka, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salima trip itinerary planning tool.

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 February, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Zomba.

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

3
nights
Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop (in Balaka) and Lake Chilwa (in Kachulu). There's more to do: head outdoors with Zomba Plateau and appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zomba route builder app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Salima to Zomba in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Blantyre.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop, Lake Chilwa
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
Lake Chilwa ©
Lake Chilwa

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.
Explore Blantyre's surroundings by going to Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Mount Mulanje (in Mulanje). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange, and buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Blantyre trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zomba to Blantyre takes 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. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Majete Wildlife Reserve, Mount Mulanje
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje
Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
La Caverna Art Gallery ©
La Caverna Art Gallery