31 days in Miami, Cancun & South Africa Itinerary

31 days in Miami, Cancun & South Africa Itinerary

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

Miami ©

Magic City

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 Bayside Marketplace. Venture out of the city with trips to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Key Largo (Sandal Factory Outlet & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Garman Sculpture Works (in Oakland Park). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, snap pictures at MacArthur Causeway Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Basel, and browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miami online trip itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Miami. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Miami to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach ©
South Beach

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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 Delfines. 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, Playa Norte, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Cancun takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©

Mother City

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 Fish Hoek Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Point and Clifton Beaches. The adventure continues: visit Abseil Africa, enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach, look for gifts at Prins & Prins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge.

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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 18°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 · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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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 Kingfisher Gallery. For shopping fun, head to iNyoka Art Gallery or Kumbaya Home Decor. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, &more). There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hoedspruit trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

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Nelspruit, South Africa

Gateway to the Lowveld

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 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

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Durban, South Africa

Surf City

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, then look for gifts at Awesome Africa, then browse 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 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Westville Junction ©
Westville Junction

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