31 days in Malawi Itinerary

31 days in Malawi Itinerary

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31 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  32​h
1
Lilongwe
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Likoma Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Salima
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mulanje
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Blantyre
— 8 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Winnipeg

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.
Lilongwe is known for parks, shopping, wildlife, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe itinerary maker tool .

Winnipeg, Canada to Lilongwe is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toLikoma Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

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.
Likoma Island is known for historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral and admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Likoma Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Likoma Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll set off for Salima on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Likoma Island

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

5
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. Get out of town with these interesting Salima side-trips: Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art (in Mtakataka) and Chongoni Rock-Art Area (in Dedza). Spend the 12th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salima online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Salima in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toMulanje.

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art, Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art ©
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art
Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area

5
nights
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Go for a jaunt from Mulanje to Kachulu to see Lake Chilwa about 1h 55 min away. On the 17th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mulanje road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Salima to Mulanje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Salima in September, you will find days in Mulanje are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll set off for Blantyre on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Chilwa
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje
Lake Chilwa ©
Lake Chilwa

8
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Blantyre: Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Zomba (Zomba Plateau & King African Rifles Monument). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at La Caverna Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, and browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Blantyre trip planner .

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zomba, Majete Wildlife Reserve
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church