60 days in Malawi Itinerary

60 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi visit planner

Make it your trip
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Blantyre
— 5 nights
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Mulanje
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Liwonde National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mangochi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Likoma Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Chelinda, Drive to Karonga
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Karonga
— 5 nights
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Nkhata Bay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salima
— 6 nights
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Lilongwe
— 7 nights
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Blantyre

— 5 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.
Step out of Blantyre with an excursion to Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing, don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange, and trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blantyre attractions planning website.

Exeter, UK to Blantyre is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 2 hours. June in Blantyre sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

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Mulanje

— 6 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 8th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Mulanje.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mulanje itinerary tool.

Getting from Blantyre to Mulanje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mulanje are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Zomba.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:
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Zomba

— 6 nights
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Step out of Zomba to go to Kachulu and see Lake Chilwa, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: get outside with Zomba Plateau and pause for some photo ops at King African Rifles Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zomba trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Mulanje to Zomba takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Zomba are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Liwonde National Park.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Liwonde National Park

— 6 nights
Go for a jaunt from Liwonde National Park to Balaka to see Chifundo Artisan's Network Art Studio Shop about 1h 5 min away.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Liwonde National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Zomba to Liwonde National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Zomba in June, you will find days in Liwonde National Park are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mangochi.

Things to do in Liwonde National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:
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Mangochi

— 5 nights
Mangochi is a township in the Southern Region of Malawi. Mangochi is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Memorial Tower.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mangochi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Liwonde National Park to Mangochi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mangochi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Likoma Island.
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Likoma Island

— 6 nights
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Likoma Island is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Likoma Island day trip planning app.

You can fly from Mangochi to Likoma Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karonga.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:
Highlights from your trip

Karonga

— 5 nights
Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. Karonga is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Cultural and Museum Centre of Karonga.

To find out how to plan a trip to Karonga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Likoma Island to Karonga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Nkhata Bay.

Things to do in Karonga

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Nkhata Bay

— 6 nights
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. Nkhata Bay is known for classes and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Kande Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nkhata Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Karonga to Nkhata Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Karonga in July: high temperatures in Nkhata Bay hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Salima.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
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Salima

— 6 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salima: Thumbi View Lodge Activities (in Cape Maclear) and Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art (in Mtakataka). Spend the 18th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

Make your Salima itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Nkhata Bay to Salima in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nkhata Bay in July: high temperatures in Salima hover around 27°C and lows are around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Lilongwe.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Lilongwe

— 7 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
When in Lilongwe, make a side trip to see Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, approximately Dedza away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lilongwe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Salima to Lilongwe takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:

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.