20 days in Malawi, South Africa & Zimbabwe Itinerary

20 days in Malawi, South Africa & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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20 days in Malawi, South Africa & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, browse the different shops at Old Town Mall, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, and browse the fresh offerings at Lizulu Market.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lilongwe road trip planning site .

Mumbai, India to Lilongwe is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Lilongwe due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, try your luck at Montecasino, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

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Fly from Lilongwe to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In April in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sterkfontein Cave, Union Buildings, Montecasino, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape Point, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online travel route planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online trip builder .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Cape Town in April, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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