13 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

13 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Start: Nottingham, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h
6
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
End: Nottingham, United Kingdom

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder site.

Nottingham, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nottingham in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, then admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and finally stop by Henna Louaya. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally browse for treasures at Amazonite.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lisbon in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in January, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, walk around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Newark-on-Trent.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Newark-on-Trent ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hawks Of Steele, then examine the collection at The Vulcan Experience, and then get your game on at Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newark-on-Trent trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Barcelona to Newark-on-Trent takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Barcelona in January since evenings lows in Newark-on-Trent dip to 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Newark-on-Trent

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Doncaster, St Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
The Vulcan Experience ©
The Vulcan Experience
St Nicholas Church ©
St Nicholas Church

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