11 days in Malawi Itinerary

11 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Blantyre
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Salima
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lilongwe
— 3 nights
Fly

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Blantyre

— 4 nights
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: Shire Eco Safari Camp (in Liwonde National Park), Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Mount Mulanje (in Mulanje). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Blantyre day trip site.

Syracuse, USA to Blantyre is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Syracuse to Blantyre is 7 hours. In January, Blantyre is much hotter than Syracuse - with highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Salima.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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. On the 26th (Tue), stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salima day trip site.

Getting from Blantyre to Salima by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife · Parks
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Lilongwe

— 3 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Step out of Lilongwe to go to Dedza and see Chongoni Rock-Art Area, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village, and stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lilongwe online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Salima to Lilongwe takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.