22 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

22 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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day
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 1st (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and then browse the different shops at City Stars Mall.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Museums
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Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
night
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. On the 2nd (Fri), shop like a local with Sol’Art Ceramiche, then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Lannio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, then look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Vietri sul Mare trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairo to Vietri sul Mare. Traveling from Cairo to Vietri sul Mare, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Vietri sul Mare hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia Lannio
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Step out of the city life by going to Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Relax by the water at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and Marina di Praia Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, and stop by Nana' Positano.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano road trip website .

Getting from Vietri sul Mare to Positano by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lido di Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca, Marina di Praia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Serra. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana (in Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

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

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chartres Cathedral and Axo Plage. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, explore the activities along Seine River, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Axo Plage, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Relax by the water at Playa de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach. Get outdoors at Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and stop by The Mint Company.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Paris to Maspalomas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in Maspalomas dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Mint Company, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

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