14 days in Malawi Itinerary

14 days in Malawi Itinerary

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14 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Blantyre
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mulanje
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Nkhata Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Salima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Likoma Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Lilongwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, browse the collection at The Society of Malawi Library, make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Blantyre trip builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Blantyre is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in November; daily highs in Blantyre reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zomba.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
Tiyamike Sewing ©
Tiyamike Sewing

1
night
Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. On the 28th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at King African Rifles Monument and then head outdoors with Zomba Plateau.

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

You can drive from Blantyre to Zomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. November in Zomba sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau

2
nights
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulanje trip planner .

Getting from Zomba to Mulanje by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Nkhata Bay.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

1
day
Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay ©
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Kande Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Nkhata Bay day trip website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Nkhata Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Mulanje in December, expect Nkhata Bay to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salima.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kande Beach ©
Kande Beach

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 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuti Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salima online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nkhata Bay to Salima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nkhata Bay in December: high temperatures in Salima hover around 32°C and lows are around 30°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Likoma Island.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Likoma Island itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Salima to Likoma Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Likoma Island

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

4
nights
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Change things up with a short trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Lilongwe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Nature

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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