16 days in Malawi & Kos Itinerary

16 days in Malawi & Kos Itinerary

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16 days in Malawi & Kos Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Blantyre, Malawi
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
3
Kos Town, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hamburg, Germany


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4
nights
Blantyre, Malawi

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blantyre: Lake Chilwa (in Kachulu), Mount Mulanje (in Mulanje) and Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). There's lots more to do: hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange, get lost in a book at The Society of Malawi Library, and browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blantyre road trip planning website .

Hamburg, Germany to Blantyre is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Blantyre is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zomba, Lake Chilwa, Mount Mulanje
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje
Tiyamike Sewing ©
Tiyamike Sewing
Lake Chilwa ©
Lake Chilwa

3
nights
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Take a break from Lilongwe with a short trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, admire the natural beauty at National Herbarium And Botanic Gardens Of Malawi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, and look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lilongwe trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Blantyre to Lilongwe in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kos Town.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

6
nights
Kos Town, Greece

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kos Town: Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena) and Kefalos (Kavo Paradiso Beach, Paradise Beach, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kos Town Castle, don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square, kick back and relax at Marmari Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Therma Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kos Town driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Lilongwe to Kos Town with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Kos Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kefalos, Tigaki, Kos, Mastichari, Kardamena Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kos Town Castle ©
Kos Town Castle
Hippocrates Tree ©
Hippocrates Tree

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