4 days in Lilongwe & Johannesburg Itinerary

4 days in Lilongwe & Johannesburg Itinerary

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4 days in Lilongwe & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Lilongwe, Malawi
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Lilongwe, Malawi

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Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then savor the flavors at Lizulu Market, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Malawi, the closest major airport is Lilongwe International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Lilongwe

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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Union Buildings in Pretoria, approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg travel planner.

Getting from Lilongwe to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. March in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Side Trips

Union Buildings, Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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