6 days in Malawi Itinerary

6 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Lilongwe
— 1 night
Drive
2
Salima
— 1 night
Fly
3
Blantyre
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mulanje
— 2 nights
Drive to Chileka International Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Lilongwe

— 1 night
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, then stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, and finally stroll through Nature Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe planning app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lilongwe is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salima.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Salima

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salima day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lilongwe to Salima takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Salima are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Blantyre.

Things to do in Salima

Parks · Wildlife
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Blantyre

— 1 night
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, then explore the galleries of La Caverna Art Gallery, then get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, and finally trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Blantyre route planner.

You can fly from Salima to Blantyre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Blantyre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
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Mulanje

— 2 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mulanje trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Blantyre to Mulanje takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mulanje are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
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Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.