15 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

15 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Start: Berlin, Germany
Train:  5 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 45 min
4
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
5
Tangier, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Calgary, Canada


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4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visiting Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, and don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris holiday builder site.

Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Cupola di San Pietro and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

3
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), delve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, then explore the ancient world of Forum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Villa delle Colonne a Mosaico - Villa of the Figured Capitals, don't miss a visit to Fontana sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pompeii trip builder website.

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma

1
day
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Main Street, view the masterpieces at Gibraltar Crystal, then stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gibraltar road trip website.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Pompeii to Gibraltar in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Pompeii in August, plan for slightly colder days in Gibraltar, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Europa Point ©
Europa Point
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park

4
nights
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dar El Oddi and Archaeological Museum of Tetouan. Shop till you drop at Traditional Art Gallery and Galerie Conil. Explore Tangier's surroundings by going to Asilah (Church of San Bartholomew & Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam) and The Ethnographic Museum (in Tetouan). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tangier Beach, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Lorin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Petit Socco, and examine the collection at American Legation.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tangier road trip planning app.

Getting from Gibraltar to Tangier by combination of bus and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Tangier can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tetouan, Asilah
Highlights from your plan
Dar El Oddi ©
Dar El Oddi
Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam ©
Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
Tangier Beach ©
Tangier Beach

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