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
Drive
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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

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mukuvisi Woodlands, explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves, look for gifts at Kumba Home & Gifts, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Heroes Acre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Harare trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Harare is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Harare. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Harare are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bulawayo.
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Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Historic Sites
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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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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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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 walk around 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 drive; or 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. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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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