20 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

20 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step out of Harare with an excursion to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, stop by Simpli Simbi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, and explore the galleries of The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Harare road trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Harare is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Harare due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much hotter in Harare: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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
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Raintree Venue

1
night
Chimanimani

Chimanimani ©
Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Chimanimani Mountains National Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chimanimani online tour itinerary planner.

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 ©
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. On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Masvingo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Chimanimani to Masvingo takes 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bulawayo: 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, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bulawayo road trip tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Hwange National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to 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, 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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours
Zipline

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