21 days in South Africa, Dubai & Seychelles Itinerary

21 days in South Africa, Dubai & Seychelles Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Murjan Splash Park, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and stop by Dubai Gold Souk.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Dubai is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Dubai, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 2 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Possession, head off the coast to Curieuse Island, and then explore the galleries of Galerie Passerose. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, stroll through Anse Georgette, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Anse Kerlan.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Praslin Island takes 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Praslin Island reach 86°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Victoria.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Victoria, Seychelles

— 2 nights
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. On the 22nd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Seychelles National Botanical Gardens and then stroll through Port Glaud Lagoon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Praslin Island to Victoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December in Victoria, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 25th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria to Kruger National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Kruger National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Victoria in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 63°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 2 nights
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from Suspension Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail, and then make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in December: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Seychelles travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.

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.