18 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

18 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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18 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Cozumel
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Harare
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Cozumel

5
nights
Victoria Falls

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Zipline. Do your shopping at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip builder website .

Cozumel, Mexico to Victoria Falls is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cozumel to Victoria Falls. When traveling from Cozumel in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Shona Sculpture Gallery and Anglican Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN and Thetford Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stop by kiki's gallery, take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Zimbabwe, explore the galleries of Tengenenge Farm, and admire the striking features of Eastgate Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Harare trip planner .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Harare by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in October, with highs in Harare at 34°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Harare

Shopping Museums Parks
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kiki's gallery ©
kiki's gallery
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
The Shona Sculpture Gallery ©
The Shona Sculpture Gallery

2
nights
Mutare

Mutare ©
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Wed), try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino and then tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve, see the interesting displays at Mutare Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mutare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harare to Mutare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mutare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Mutare

Golf Outdoors 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 25th (Fri): stroll through Kyle Recreational Park and then pause for some photo ops at Great Zimbabwe.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Masvingo route tool .

Traveling by car from Mutare to Masvingo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. October in Masvingo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Masvingo

Parks Nature 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Matobo Hills and Matobo National Park. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Bulawayo Railway Museum. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins and explore the world behind art at Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bulawayo road trip 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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matobo Hills
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Khami Ruins ©
Khami Ruins

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