22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Bol, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Hvar, Croatia
— 5 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Visiting Panormos Beach and Kapari Beach will get you outdoors. Head to White and Tia handmadefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, stroll through Fokos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online driving holiday planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Mykonos Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

6
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Monastiraki and Gallery Demeterfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Ermou Street, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mykonos Town in June: highs in Athens hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bol.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Bol, Croatia

Bol ©
An hour boat ride from Split on the island of Brac, Bol boasts a charming old town, pebble beach, and great windsurfing conditions. Historical charm abounds here in the form of stone houses, narrow pedestrian streets, and historical attractions marked with panels.
Take a break from the city and head to Sumartin Beach and Lovrecina Bay. Visit Murvica Beach and Paklina Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Zlatni Rat Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Golden horn from above, and head outdoors with Zoo Station Bol.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bol trip itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Athens to Bol with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Bol. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for little chillier days in Bol, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Bol

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sumartin Beach, Lovrecina Bay, Murvica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Murvica Beach ©
Murvica Beach
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) ©
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Lovrecina Bay ©
Lovrecina Bay

5
nights
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sveta Nedilja and Milna. Visiting Dubovica and Hvar Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mlini Beach, head off the coast to Pakleni Otoci, look for gifts at Delicia Shop Hvar, and stroll through Zavala.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hvar holiday app .

Hvar is just a stone's throw from Bol. June in Hvar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Bushmills on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Hvar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zavala Beach, Sveta Nedilja, Dubovica Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sveta Nedilja ©
Sveta Nedilja
Dubovica Beach ©
Dubovica Beach
Hvar Beach ©
Hvar Beach

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, and then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bushmills day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Hvar to Bushmills with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hvar to Bushmills. When traveling from Hvar in July, plan for colder days in Bushmills, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then get engrossed in the history at HMS Caroline, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Quarter.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Belfast vacation planning tool .

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

1
day
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Constitution Hill, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Johannesburg takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belfast to Johannesburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in July, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Market on Main ©
Market on Main

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