20 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

20 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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20 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Harare
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Chimanimani
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Masvingo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Zurich

4
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Harare: Domboshawa Caves (in Mashonaland East Province) and Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue, stop by Simpli Simbi, and get advice or help at National Archives of Zimbabwe.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Harare online sightseeing planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Harare is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Harare. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Harare to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chimanimani.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Domboshawa Caves, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Raintree Venue ©
Raintree Venue

1
night
Chimanimani

Chimanimani ©
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. On the 30th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chimanimani trip planner.

You can drive from Harare to Chimanimani in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In January, daytime highs in Chimanimani are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Chimanimani

Parks Nature
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Chimanimani Mountains National Park ©
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

2
nights
Masvingo

Masvingo ©
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kyle Recreational Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Masvingo road trip planning site .

You can drive from Chimanimani to Masvingo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus. In January in Masvingo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Masvingo

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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.
Explore Bulawayo's surroundings by going to Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

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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 February, daily temperatures in Bulawayo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

2
nights
Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park ©
On the 5th (Wed), walk around Hwange National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hwange National Park visit planning 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 February, daytime highs in Hwange National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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

6
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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls travel planning app .

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

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