18 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

18 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 2nd (Fri), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and finally shop like a local with Belomonte 20.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Porto online road trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Porto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Porto is 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in August: highs in Porto hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Guimaraes Castle ©
Guimaraes Castle
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Batalha Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Evora (Loios Convent, Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, take a stroll through Chiado, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip tool.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©

City of Towers

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de España and Basilica de la Macarena. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Santa Cruz and Centro Historico de Sevilla. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seville road trip tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©

Red City

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna, and then admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip maker tool.

Getting from Seville to Marrakech by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Marrakech. While traveling from Seville, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marrakech

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Marrakech to Luxor takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Luxor due to the time zone difference. In August, Luxor is a bit warmer than Marrakech - with highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Luxor

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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barcelona Cathedral and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Fly from Luxor to Barcelona in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Step out of Madrid to go to Segovia and see La Muralla de Segovia, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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