35 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

35 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gweru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Masvingo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chimanimani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nyanga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harare
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kariba
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 28th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls route builder website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Walking tours
4.1
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Safaris
4.6

3
nights
Hwange National Park

Change things up with a short trip to Painted Dog Conservation in Hwange (about 58 minutes away).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will leave for Bulawayo on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Painted Dog Conservation ©
Nature / Park
Painted Dog Conservation
3.9

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, contemplate the long history of Old Bulawayo, admire the landmark architecture of Nesbitt Castle, and examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bulawayo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In January in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gweru.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Matobo Hills ©
World heritage site
Matobo Hills
4.4
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
4.2

2
nights
Gweru

Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. On the 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Antelope Park and then make a trip to Danamombe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gweru trip planner.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Gweru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Masvingo.

Things to do in Gweru

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Antelope Park ©
Nature / Park
Antelope Park
3.7
Danamombe ©
Landmark
Danamombe
3.3

2
nights
Masvingo

Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument. On your second day here, stroll through Kyle Recreational Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Masvingo tour builder website.

You can drive from Gweru to Masvingo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Masvingo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Great Zimbabwe National Monument ©
World heritage site
Great Zimbabwe National Monument
4.4

2
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Chimanimani

Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chimanimani Mountains National Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chimanimani route maker.

Traveling by car from Masvingo to Chimanimani takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Masvingo in January, plan for slightly colder days in Chimanimani, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mutare.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Nature · Parks
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
4.6

2
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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 11th (Sat): play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club and then take some stellar pictures from Prince of Wales View. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral, and then stroll through Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mutare vacation maker site.

You can drive from Chimanimani to Mutare in 2.5 hours. In January in Mutare, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nyanga.

Things to do in Mutare

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife
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2
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Nyanga

Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyangani. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls, make a trip to World's View, and then admire the sheer force of Mtarazi Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nyanga online travel route planner.

Getting from Mutare to Nyanga by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Nyanga, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Harare.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
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Mount Nyangani ©
Mountain
Mount Nyangani
4.4
World's View ©
Landmark
World's View
4.5
Mtarazi Falls ©
Waterfall
Mtarazi Falls
4.1

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Harare

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.
Explore Harare's surroundings by going to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza) and Gosho Park (in Marondera). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, stop by kiki's gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Harare road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nyanga to Harare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. January in Harare sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kariba.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

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3
nights
Kariba

Kariba is a town in Mashonaland West province, Zimbabwe, located close to the Kariba Dam at the north-western end of Lake Kariba, near the Zambian border. On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Kariba. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Kariba Heights View Point.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kariba trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Harare to Kariba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Harare in January, expect Kariba to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kariba

Nature · Parks
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Lake Kariba ©
Water Body
Lake Kariba
4.5

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