31 days in Malawi Itinerary

31 days in Malawi Itinerary

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31 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  33 h
1
Lilongwe
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Likoma Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Salima
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Zomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mulanje
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Blantyre
— 8 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

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 20 min away). There's much more to do: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and admire the natural beauty at National Herbarium And Botanic Gardens Of Malawi.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe sightseeing planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Lilongwe is an approximately 33- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nassau to Lilongwe is 7 hours. You'll set off for Likoma Island on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping 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

3
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: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral and admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens.

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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. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Salima.

Things to do in Likoma Island

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

4
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. Go for a jaunt from Salima to Mtakataka to see Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art about 54 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salima trip itinerary website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off 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

4
nights
Zomba

Zomba ©
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Zomba: Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop (in Balaka) and Lake Chilwa (in Kachulu). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Zomba Plateau and appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zomba trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Salima to Zomba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Salima in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zomba, with lows around 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Mulanje.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Mount Mulanje.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mulanje day trip planning website.

You can drive from Zomba to Mulanje in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mulanje can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Blantyre on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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.
When in Blantyre, make a side trip to see Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa, approximately Chikwawa away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Blantyre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Blantyre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. July in Blantyre sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to 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