Route & dates
14 days in Malawi Itinerary
Likoma Island— 2 nights
Fly + Drive: 1h 30min
Lilongwe— 5 nights
Drive + Fly: 1h 30min
Blantyre— 4 nights
Learn more about your trip
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.On the 2nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Ulisa Gardens and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Likoma Island trip itinerary builder.
Zurich, Switzerland to Likoma Island is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Likoma Island is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lilongwe.
Things to do in Likoma Island
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.Visiting Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and Nature Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chongoni Rock-Art Area and Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art. Step out of Lilongwe to go to Salima and see Kuti Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, look for all kinds of wild species at Mwabvi Game Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at National Herbarium And Botanic Gardens Of Malawi.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lilongwe holiday planner.
Getting from Likoma Island to Lilongwe by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Blantyre.
Things to do in Lilongwe
Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Chongoni Rock-Art Area, Mwabvi Game Reserve, Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.Get some cultural insight at St.Michael's and All Angels Church and La Caverna Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Mount Mulanje and Majete Wildlife Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blantyre: Zomba (Zomba Plateau & Horseback Riding Tours). The adventure continues: stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, get lost in a book at The Society of Malawi Library, browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.
For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blantyre online itinerary creator.
Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Blantyre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lilongwe in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Blantyre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Blantyre
Mount Mulanje, Majete Wildlife Reserve, Zomba Plateau
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
9 days in Malawi BY A USER FROM TANZANIA August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Malawi BY A USER FROM ANGOLA December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Caribbean, South Pacific, Asia, Africa & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Malawi BY A USER FROM MALAWI September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Malawi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium