14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

14 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Victoria Falls
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Masvingo
— 1 night
Drive
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Harare
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls

— 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village and Cultural Vibes Music Shop. Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 17th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Hwange National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Hwange National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hwange National Park day trip website.

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matobo Hills and Bulawayo Railway Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Matobo National Park and African Wanderer Safaris. Step out of Bulawayo with an excursion to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place in Matobo National Park - The Matopos--about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bulawayo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Masvingo.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Masvingo

— 1 night
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument and then explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Masvingo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bulawayo to Masvingo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Masvingo when traveling from Bulawayo in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Harare.

Things to do in Masvingo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 26th (Thu), get your bearings at Mt Pleasant Library, soothe aching muscles at Amara's Health Spa, and then look for gifts at Sam Levy's Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of National Gallery of Zimbabwe and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harare day trip planner.

Drive from Masvingo to Harare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Harare, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Shopping · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

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.