17 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

17 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

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17 days in Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  30​h
1
Harare
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Bulawayo
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Victoria Falls
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  29​h
End: Philadelphia

5
nights
Harare

Harare ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Harare side-trips: Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza) and Domboshawa Caves (in Mashonaland East Province). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, make a trip to Raintree Venue, look for gifts at kiki's gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Harare online itinerary builder .

Philadelphia, USA to Harare is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get much hotter in Harare: highs are around 80°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mashonaland East Province
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Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves
Raintree Venue ©
Raintree Venue

3
nights
Bulawayo

Bulawayo ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bulawayo: Matobo National Park - The Matopos (Cecil Rhode's Burial Place & Matobo Hills). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, admire the striking features of Nesbitt Castle, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, and explore the ancient world of Khami Ruins.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bulawayo trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Harare to Bulawayo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bulawayo are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place
Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park

6
nights
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In December in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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