19 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

19 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip itinerary planner
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Harare
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
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Hwange National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls
— 7 nights
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Harare — 4 nights

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, explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves, relax and rejuvenate at Amara's Health Spa, and look for gifts at Kumba Home & Gifts.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Harare is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Harare, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bulawayo.
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Bulawayo — 5 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.
Explore Bulawayo's surroundings by going to Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at African Wanderer Safaris, delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins, explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, and walk around The Hillside Dams Conservancy.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bulawayo vacation builder website.

You can fly from Harare to Bulawayo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bulawayo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hwange National Park.
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Hwange National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation and then explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hwange National Park itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bulawayo to Hwange National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls — 7 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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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