7 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi journey planner
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Fly
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Lilongwe
— 1 night
Drive
2
Salima
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chikwawa
— 1 night
Drive to Chileka International Airport, Fly to Gdansk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Nature Sanctuary and then pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe day trip planning site.

Gdansk, Poland to Lilongwe is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salima.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Salima trip planner.

You can drive from Lilongwe to Salima in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mulanje.
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Mulanje — 1 night

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 17th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

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You can fly from Salima to Mulanje in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mulanje when traveling from Salima in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Chikwawa.
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Chikwawa — 1 night

Chikwawa is a town with a population of approximately 12,000 located in the Southern Region of Malawi on the west bank of the Shire River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Majete Wildlife Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chikwawa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Chikwawa takes 2 hours. In July in Chikwawa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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