Blantyre— 4 nights
Lilongwe— 5 nights
Likoma Island— 2 nights
Fri, Sep 1 - Thu, Sep 14
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As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.Venture out of the city with trips to Zomba Plateau (in Zomba), Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa) and Mount Mulanje (in Mulanje). There's still lots to do: trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, get advice or help at The Society of Malawi Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre.
Plan trip to Blantyre with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Zurich, Switzerland to Blantyre is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. In September, Blantyre is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lilongwe.
Things to do in Blantyre
Zomba Plateau, Majete Wildlife Reserve, Mount Mulanje
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The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.Venture out of the city with trips to Kuti Wildlife Reserve (in Salima) and Mwabvi Game Reserve (in Nsanje). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe journey maker app.
You can fly from Blantyre to Lilongwe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Likoma Island.
Things to do in Lilongwe
Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Mwabvi Game Reserve
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Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.
For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Likoma Island trip planner.
Getting from Lilongwe to Likoma Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to home.
Things to do in Likoma Island
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