16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Harare
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Harare

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catholic Cathedral and National Heroes Acre. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, take in the exciting artwork at The Shona Sculpture Gallery, get lost in a book at National Archives of Zimbabwe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Harare journey maker site .

Barcelona, Spain to Harare is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central African Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in April: highs in Harare hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Anglican Cathedral ©
Anglican Cathedral

2
nights
Mutare

Mutare ©
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): try your luck at Leopard Rock Casino and then play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve, then examine the collection at Mutare Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mutare sightseeing website .

Getting from Harare to Mutare by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Mutare

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve ©
Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral
Leopard Rock Casino ©
Leopard Rock Casino

1
night
Masvingo

Masvingo ©
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park and then pause for some photo ops at Great Zimbabwe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Masvingo itinerary site .

Drive from Mutare to Masvingo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. April in Masvingo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kyle Recreational Park ©
Kyle Recreational Park
Great Zimbabwe National Monument ©
Great Zimbabwe National Monument

3
nights
Bulawayo

Bulawayo ©
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Matobo Hills and Old Bulawayo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Dananombe Ruins. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Matobo National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins, and admire the masterpieces at Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Masvingo to Bulawayo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matobo Hills
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Khami Ruins ©
Khami Ruins
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
nights
Victoria Falls

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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Walking tours

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