19 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

19 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip planner

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Bulawayo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly to Harare, Bus to Masvingo
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Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive
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Mutare
— 1 night
Drive
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Harare
— 5 nights
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Bulawayo

— 4 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matobo Hills and National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bulawayo Railway Museum and Cecil Rhode's Burial Place. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins, and identify plant and animal life at African Wanderer Safaris.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bulawayo route site.

Sydney, Australia to Bulawayo is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Bulawayo, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Bulawayo to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Victoria Falls

— 6 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Zambezi River. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Masvingo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:

Masvingo

— 1 night
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Kyle Recreational Park and then contemplate the long history of Great Zimbabwe National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Masvingo road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Victoria Falls to Masvingo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in September, expect nights in Masvingo to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Mutare.

Things to do in Masvingo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Mutare

— 1 night
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 24th (Sat): try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino and then tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club.

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Traveling by car from Masvingo to Mutare takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Mutare sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Harare.

Things to do in Mutare

Casinos · Golf · Fun & Games · Outdoors
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Harare

— 5 nights

Sunshine City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and Amara's Health Spa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anglican Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haka Game Park, get your bearings at National Archives of Zimbabwe, stop by Sam Levy's Village, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mutare to Harare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Harare can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.