30 days in Malawi Itinerary

30 days in Malawi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lilongwe
— 5 nights
2
Likoma Island
— 4 nights
3
Karonga
— 2 nights
4
Nkhata Bay
— 4 nights
5
Salima
— 2 nights
6
Blantyre
— 4 nights
7
Mulanje
— 4 nights
8
Zomba
— 4 nights

5
nights
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Herbarium And Botanic Gardens Of Malawi as well as Khondi Spa Retreat. Explore hidden gems such as Nkhoma Mountain and Gems and Jewellery Lanka. Get a sense of the local culture at Chongoni Rock-Art Area and Maula Cathedral. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, make a trip to World War I Memorial, browse the different shops at Old Town Mall, and browse the fresh offerings at Lizulu Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Lilongwe International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Likoma Island Divers. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral and admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Likoma Island travel app.

Traveling by flight from Lilongwe to Likoma Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You will leave for Karonga on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Likoma Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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St. Peter's Cathedral ©
St. Peter's Cathedral

2
nights
Karonga

Karonga ©
Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. You've now added Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Karonga itinerary planner.

Getting from Likoma Island to Karonga by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Karonga can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Nkhata Bay.

Things to do in Karonga

Museums
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Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga ©
Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga

4
nights
Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay ©
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. You've now added Aqua Africa Dive School to your itinerary. There's more to do: stroll through Kande Beach.

Discover how to plan a Nkhata Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Karonga to Nkhata Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Karonga in October, things will get a bit cooler in Nkhata Bay: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Salima.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kande Beach ©
Kande Beach
Aqua Africa Dive School ©
Aqua Africa Dive School

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 17th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art. On your second day here, stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salima road trip planner.

Getting from Nkhata Bay to Salima by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nkhata Bay in October; daily highs in Salima reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Blantyre.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife Parks 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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mwabvi Game Reserve as well as Serendib Hair Day Spa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St.Michael's and All Angels Church and La Caverna Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tiyamike Sewing and Malawi Stock Exchange. Go for a jaunt from Blantyre to Chikwawa to see Majete Wildlife Reserve about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Blantyre tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salima to Blantyre in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Majete Wildlife Reserve, Mwabvi Game Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Mwabvi Game Reserve ©
Mwabvi Game Reserve
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church

4
nights
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 23rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mulanje travel planning app.

Drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. October in Mulanje sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Zomba.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

4
nights
Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop, Shire Eco Safari Camp and Plateau Stables. Visiting Zomba Plateau and Lake Chilwa will get you outdoors. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zomba tour builder tool.

Getting from Mulanje to Zomba by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Shire Eco Safari Camp, Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop, Lake Chilwa
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Shire Eco Safari Camp ©
Shire Eco Safari Camp
Plateau Stables ©
Plateau Stables
Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau

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