16 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe itinerary planner
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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Fly
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Harare
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Victoria Falls — 6 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Spend the 6th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Harare.
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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: stroll through Mukuvisi Woodlands, soothe aching muscles at Amara's Health Spa, stop by Kumba Home & Gifts, and explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Harare travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Harare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in September, with highs in Harare at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bulawayo.
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Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bulawayo — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, soothe aching muscles at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa, admire the landmark architecture of Nesbitt Castle, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bulawayo day trip planner.

Fly from Harare to Bulawayo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hwange National Park.
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Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Hwange National Park — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Make your Hwange National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Zimbabwe travel guide

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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.
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