23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

23 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 1 night
Drive
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gweru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mana Pools National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Harare
— 2 nights
Fly

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Victoria Falls

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls travel route planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for little chillier nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Hwange National Park

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Hwange National Park to Hwange to see Painted Dog Conservation about 58 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hwange National Park trip planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Bulawayo

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bulawayo driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Matobo National Park - The Matopos

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Matobo Hills. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos journey tool.

Drive from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Gweru.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Gweru

— 2 nights
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Cathedral, stroll through Antelope Park, and then don't miss a visit to Danamombe.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gweru road trip app.

You can drive from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Gweru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Matobo National Park - The Matopos in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gweru, with lows of 6°C. You'll set off for Harare on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Gweru

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Harare

— 3 nights

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.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, meet the residents at Lion and Cheetah Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral, and stop by Sam Levy's Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harare tour planner.

Getting from Gweru to Harare by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Harare can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Mana Pools National Park.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Mana Pools National Park

— 3 nights
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mana Pools National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Harare to Mana Pools National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Harare on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Harare

— 2 nights

Sunshine City

Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at kiki's gallery and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanical Gardens.

Make your Harare itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Mana Pools National Park to Harare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.