30 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hwange National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bulawayo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Masvingo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Harare
— 9 nights
Drive

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online road trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Belgrade in December, with highs in Victoria Falls at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Hwange National Park.
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Hwange National Park — 3 nights

Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Hwange National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hwange National Park attractions app.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hwange National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Bulawayo on the 14th (Wed).
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matobo Hills and Natural History Museum. 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 lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins, and steep yourself in history at Bulawayo Town.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bulawayo journey planner.

Getting from Hwange National Park to Bulawayo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Masvingo.
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Masvingo — 4 nights

Masvingo is a town in south-eastern Zimbabwe and the capital of Masvingo Province. Masvingo is known for historic sites and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Great Zimbabwe National Monument and explore the activities along Kyle Recreational Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Masvingo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bulawayo to Masvingo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Masvingo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Harare.
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Harare — 9 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.
Shona Sculpture Gallery and Anglican Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wild Is Life and National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Step out of Harare with an excursion to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, stop by Sam Levy's Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Heroes Acre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Harare journey planner.

You can drive from Masvingo to Harare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Masvingo in December, expect Harare to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car 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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