20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Canada
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Quebec City, Canada

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee de l'Orangerie and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Quebec City, Canada to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Quebec City to Paris. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Siena in Siena (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Florence reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. There's much more to do: make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens holiday builder website .

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. Traveling from Rome in September, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Barcelona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then make a trip to Catedral Primada.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary site .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, and finally admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in September: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 38°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the next day, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa and then explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip tool .

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for slightly colder days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Park and National Palace of Pena
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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