31 days in Miami, Cancun & South Africa Itinerary

31 days in Miami, Cancun & South Africa Itinerary

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

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 Aventura Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Garman Sculpture Works (in Oakland Park), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Sandal Factory Outlet & Scuba & Snorkeling). 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.

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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

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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: Riviera Maya Golf Club (in Akumal), Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Zipline) 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.

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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

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Cape Town, South Africa

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 Llandudno Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Point and Signal Hill. The adventure continues: get outside with Abseil Africa, stop by Prins & Prins, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, 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 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
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Hoedspruit, South Africa

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 iNyoka Art Gallery. 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). There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

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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

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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, buy something for everyone on your list at i'langa Mall, and stop by Shautany Chocolatiers.

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

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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 bus. 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

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.