25 days in Europe, Africa & Caribbean Itinerary

25 days in Europe, Africa & Caribbean Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Belomonte 20, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then walk around Museu Serralves.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Porto is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Porto. In September, daytime highs in Porto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Castelo dos Mouros. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Marrakech, Morocco

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, and finally examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then look for gifts at Herboriste du Paradis, and finally admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Marrakech online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Marrakech by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Colosseum and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Rome is 1 hour. In September, Rome is a bit cooler than Marrakech - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Giovanni, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nassau.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nassau, Bahamas

— 2 nights
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Nassau is known for theme parks, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabbage Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, and play a few rounds at Ocean Club Golf Course.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nassau day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Nassau takes 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Nassau reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Bahamas travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.