12 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

12 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 day
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
5
Nimes, France
— 4 nights


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1
day
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Alexis Galleries, enjoy the sand and surf at Tarkwa Bay Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lagos trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major aiport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. December in Lagos sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Lagos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ
Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On your second day here, take a stroll through Uzupis, then take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, then visit Vilnius Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius sightseeing site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lagos to Vilnius. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in December: high temperatures in Vilnius hover around 1°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

2
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Riga journey site.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Riga

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and Lost Souls Alley. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, have fun and explore at HistoryLand, sample the tasty concoctions at C.K. Browar, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Riga to Krakow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nimes.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
nights
Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Arnoux et Fils Vignerons. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nimes: Chateauneuf-du-Pape (La Cave Famille Perrin, The Best Vintage, &more), Domaine Marcel Richaud (in Cairanne) and Beaumes-de-Venise (Caveau Xavier Vignon - Domaine de Beaumalric & Nuances du Sud). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at LePlan-Vermeersch and delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nimes holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Krakow to Nimes takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Krakow in December, with highs in Nimes at 12°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nimes

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes-de-Venise, LePlan-Vermeersch, Domaine Marcel Richaud, Arnoux et Fils Vignerons
Highlights from your plan
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere

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