31 days in Miami, Cancun & South Africa Itinerary

31 days in Miami, Cancun & South Africa Itinerary

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1
Miami, United States
— 6 nights
2
Cancun, Mexico
— 6 nights
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
5
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
6
Durban, South Africa
— 3 nights

6
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Shop till you drop at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Key Largo (Sandal Factory Outlet & Scuba & Snorkeling), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Garman Sculpture Works (in Oakland Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, snap pictures at MacArthur Causeway Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Basel, and admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami online day trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Largo, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Hollywood Beach
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach ©
South Beach

6
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Hamacamartefor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Akumal Beach and Playa Norte. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Zipline), Riviera Maya Golf Club (in Akumal) and Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon & Isla Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun holiday planner.

You can fly from Miami to Cancun in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Akumal, Kukulcan Plaza
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Point and Llandudno Beach. The adventure continues: visit Abseil Africa, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

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Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cape Town takes 23 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cancun to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cape Town, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Kids will enjoy Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Tshukudu Game Lodge. For shopping fun, head to Kingfisher Gallery or Kumbaya Home Decor. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, &more) and Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
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Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Elephant Whispers and Perry's Bridge Reptile Park. Get outdoors at Safaris and Montrose Falls. Next up on the itinerary: pick up some local products at Bagdad Farmers Market, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Shautany Chocolatiers, and browse the different shops at i'langa Mall.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit day trip planning site.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daytime highs in Nelspruit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

White River, Hazyview, Safaris
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

3
nights
Durban, South Africa

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World and then view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at La Lucia Mall, thenlook for gifts at Awesome Africa, thenbrowse the different shops at Westville Junction, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

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Fly from Nelspruit to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Nelspruit in January, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, La Lucia Mall
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Westville Junction ©
Westville Junction

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