14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Harare
1
Harare
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Harare

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, get advice or help at Mt Pleasant Library, Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, and browse the exhibits of The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Harare. December in Harare sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Domboshawa Caves, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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Lion and Cheetah Park ©
Lion and Cheetah Park
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Matobo Hills & Cecil Rhode's Burial Place). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Nesbitt Castle, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bulawayo trip maker app.

Getting from Harare to Bulawayo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

2
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park travel route site.

Getting from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Hwange National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing

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