15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Tangier, Morocco
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Essaouira, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12​h
2
Terschelling, Holland
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h
3
Groningen, Holland
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Tangier, Morocco

1
night
Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira ©
The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary maker .

Tangier to Essaouira is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Essaouira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Terschelling.

Things to do in Essaouira

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

1
day
Terschelling, Holland

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
On the 3rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand, look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and then head off the coast to Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Terschelling trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Essaouira to Terschelling with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Essaouira to Terschelling due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Essaouira in September; daily highs in Terschelling reach 21°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Terschelling

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
De Boekenboer ©
De Boekenboer
Groene strand ©
Groene strand

1
day
Groningen, Holland

Groningen
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Groningen trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Terschelling to Groningen. Traveling from Terschelling in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Groningen. You will leave for Carcassonne Center on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Groningen

Museums Parks Outdoors

1
night
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Carcassonne Medieval City, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent's Church, then do a tasting at O'Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Groningen to Carcassonne Center with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Groningen in September; daily highs in Carcassonne Center reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, O'Vineyards, Chateaux de Lastours
Highlights from your plan
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours

2
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Iles Lavezzi and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, then stroll through Plage de San Giovanni, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Carcassonne Center to Bonifacio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Carcassonne Center in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Bonifacio, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio ©
Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Plage de San Giovanni ©
Plage de San Giovanni

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nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some historical perspective at La Rocca and Duomo di Monreale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tempio di Segesta and Duomo di Cefalu. Take a break from Palermo with a short trip to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro in Castellammare del Golfo, about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palermo tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Bonifacio to Palermo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale, Tempio di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

3
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Castello di Montemerano and San Quirico d'Orcia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pitigliano Centro Storico and Siena Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Azienda Agricola Patrizia Cencioni Solaria (in Montalcino), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

Planning Siena trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Palermo to Siena in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano Centro Storico, San Quirico d'Orcia, Cascate del Mulino, Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
Highlights from your plan
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Piazza del Castello di Montemerano ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico

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