27 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

27 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zimbabwe trip planner

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Harare
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wedza
Drive
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Chiredzi
— 1 day
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos
— 1 night
Taxi to Bulawayo, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hwange
— 1 night
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Msuna
— 1 night
Drive
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Gweru
— 1 night
Drive
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Masvingo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mutare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mana Pools National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Nyanga
— 1 night
Drive to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Fly to Tampa International Airport

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Harare

— 5 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.
You've added National Botanical Gardens, Thetford Game Reserve, National Heroes Acre, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Harare sightseeing tool.

Tampa, USA to Harare is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Harare is 7 hours. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for little chillier days in Harare, with highs around 83°F, while nights are colder with lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Wedza.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Wedza

Wedza is a district in the province of Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe. Your day by day itinerary now includes Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wedza trip planning app.

Getting from Harare to Wedza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chiredzi.

Things to do in Wedza

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Chiredzi

— 1 day
Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe. You've now added Gonarezhou National Park to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gonarezhou National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chiredzi trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Wedza to Chiredzi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Wedza in September, with highs in Chiredzi at 90°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Chiredzi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Bulawayo

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Natural History Museum, The Hillside Dams Conservancy, Ride Zimbabwe, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bulawayo tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Chiredzi to Bulawayo in 6 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bulawayo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Matobo National Park - The Matopos

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes African Wanderer Safaris, Cecil Rhode's Burial Place and Matobo Hills. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Matobo Hills and then don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Matobo National Park - The Matopos vacation planner.

Getting from Bulawayo to Matobo National Park - The Matopos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Matobo National Park - The Matopos can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Matobo National Park - The Matopos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Victoria Falls

— 4 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.
You've added Zambezi Expedition, Victoria Falls Steam Train, Victoria Falls Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Victoria Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hwange.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Hwange

— 1 night
Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wild Walks as well as Painted Dog Conservation. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): go for a walk through Wild Walks.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hwange trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Hwange takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Hwange

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Hwange National Park

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hwange Horseback Safaris as well as Hwange National Park. On the 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hwange National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Hwange to Hwange National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Hwange National Park sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Msuna.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Msuna

— 1 night
Zambezi River has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Msuna travel planner.

You can drive from Hwange National Park to Msuna in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gweru.

Things to do in Msuna

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Gweru

— 1 night
Gweru is a city near the centre of Zimbabwe. Your day by day itinerary now includes Naletale, St Theresa Cathedral and Antelope Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gweru tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Msuna to Gweru in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Masvingo.

Things to do in Gweru

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Masvingo

— 2 nights
Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Zimbabwe National Monument as well as Kyle Recreational Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Masvingo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gweru to Masvingo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Masvingo are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mutare.

Things to do in Masvingo

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Mutare

— 2 nights
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Leopard Rock Casino, Chimanimani Mountains National Park, Vumba Botanical Gardens and Reserve, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Mtarazi Falls and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Catholic Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mutare Museum, then play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club, and then get in touch with nature with Eastern Highlands and Mutare Tours.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mutare day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Masvingo to Mutare in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Mana Pools National Park.

Things to do in Mutare

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Mana Pools National Park

— 1 day
Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), trek along Camping Sites at Mana Pools National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mana Pools National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mutare to Mana Pools National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Nyanga.

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Nyanga

— 1 night
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. You've now added Mount Nyangani to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Inyangombe Falls, then don't miss a visit to World's View, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nyanga trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mana Pools National Park to Nyanga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Nyanga are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · 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.