35 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

35 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Start: Harare
Drive:  11 h
1
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Bulawayo
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Chiredzi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Wedza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Harare
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Mana Pools National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Masvingo
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
10
Kariba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Harare

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zambezi River, Victoria Falls Steam Train and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Siduli Hide. Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Elephant Hills Golf Club. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls driving holiday planning website.

Harare to Victoria Falls is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Harare in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 93°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Zambezi River
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River Rafting & Tubing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©

2
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
You've now added Hwange Horseback Safaris to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Hwange Horseback Safaris, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation, and then explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hwange National Park online itinerary planner.

Drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Hwange Horseback Safaris ©
Hwange Horseback Safaris
Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Dananombe Ruins as well as Khami Ruins. Take a break from the city and head to Matobo Hills and Matobo National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naletale and Old Bulawayo. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tshabalala Game Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bulawayo trip planner.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Hwange National Park in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Bulawayo, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiredzi.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Matobo Hills, Naletale
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Naletale ©
Naletale

1
night
Chiredzi

Chiredzi ©
Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Gonarezhou National Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chiredzi visit planning app.

Drive from Bulawayo to Chiredzi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chiredzi are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mutare.

Things to do in Chiredzi

Parks Nature
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Gonarezhou National Park ©
Gonarezhou National Park

2
nights
Mutare

Mutare ©
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Inyangombe Falls, Mutare Museum, Mtarazi Falls, and other attractions. On the 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani, make a trip to World's View, thenadmire the sheer force of Mtarazi Falls, thenexamine the collection at Mutare Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, thentry your luck at Leopard Rock Casino, and then tee off at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club.

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Getting from Chiredzi to Mutare by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Chiredzi in October, things will get slightly colder in Mutare: highs are around 82°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wedza.

Things to do in Mutare

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nyanga, Bridal Veil Falls
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Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve ©
Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Mount Nyangani ©
Mount Nyangani

1
night
Wedza

Wedza ©
Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Gosho Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gosho Park and then stroll through Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

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Getting from Mutare to Wedza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Wedza are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Harare.

Things to do in Wedza

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gosho Park
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Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Gosho Park ©
Gosho Park

12
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.
You've now added Balancing Rocks to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Shona Sculpture Gallery and National Heroes Acre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and Haka Game Park. Step out of Harare with an excursion to Chinhoyi Caves in Chinhoyi--about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Thetford Game Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Cathedral, walk around Lake Chivero Recreational Park, and don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Harare road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Wedza to Harare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Harare are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mana Pools National Park.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Domboshawa Caves, Mavuradonha Wilderness Area, Chinhoyi Caves
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Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain

2
nights
Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mutorashanga Quarry as well as Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park and then explore the activities along Mutorashanga Quarry.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mana Pools National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Harare to Mana Pools National Park in 2.5 hours. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Masvingo.

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mutorashanga Quarry
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Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park ©
Mutorashanga Quarry ©
Mutorashanga Quarry

3
nights
Masvingo

Masvingo ©
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Masvingo road trip planner.

You can drive from Mana Pools National Park to Masvingo in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kariba.

Things to do in Masvingo

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

2
nights
Kariba

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. Lake Kariba has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kariba Heights View Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kariba.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kariba vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Masvingo to Kariba in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Masvingo in November, things will get a bit warmer in Kariba: highs are around 94°F and lows about 78°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kariba

Parks Nature
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Lake Kariba ©
Lake Kariba
Kariba Heights View Point ©
Kariba Heights View Point

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