31 days in Walvis Bay, South Africa & Cancun Itinerary

31 days in Walvis Bay, South Africa & Cancun Itinerary

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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 6 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 8th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Dune 7.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay trip itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Walvis Bay is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Walvis Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, things will get a bit cooler in Walvis Bay: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0
Dune 7 ©
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Dune 7
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Johannesburg, South Africa

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kids will enjoy Apartheid Museum and I was shot in Joburg. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, try to win big at Montecasino, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour site.

Fly from Walvis Bay to Johannesburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Walvis Bay to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Walvis Bay in December: highs in Johannesburg hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Safaris
4.8
Apartheid Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Apartheid Museum
4.5

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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Nkumbe View Site, &more). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 enjoy Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and Elephant Whispers. Get out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: The Elephant Sanctuary (in Hazyview), Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Africa Joy, Head underground at Sudwala Caves, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip tool.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Safaris
4.8
Idube Game Reserve ©
Nature / Park
Idube Game Reserve
4.8
Elephant Whispers ©
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Elephant Whispers
4.6

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Noordhoek Beach. Attractions like Cape Point and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, and stop by Abseil Africa.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online travel route planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Norte. We've included these beaches for you: Akumal Beach and Playa Delfines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Playa del Carmen), Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Isla Brewing Company (in Isla Mujeres). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, meet the residents at Interactive Aquarium, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Tattooarte.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cancun trip maker app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Cancun in 23 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, Cancun is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Akumal Beach ©
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Akumal Beach
4.3
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Beach
Playa Norte
4.5

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