31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Korcula Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Freestyle, make a trip to Korcula Town Walls, take in the exciting artwork at Bags by Kristina, and admire the striking features of Revelin Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town road trip website .

Vancouver, Canada to Korcula Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Korcula Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Korcula Island, Freestyle
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Korcula Old City ©
Korcula Old City
Korcula Town Walls ©
Korcula Town Walls

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Dubrovnik. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited, then take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, and finally head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by ferry from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

Plan a Athens trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira online trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Oia, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Fira to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 18th (Fri), wander the streets of Albayzin and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

Make your Granada itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, wander the streets of Old City, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip maker tool .

Getting from Granada to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
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 26th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and finally admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Marrakech takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Seville in October, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Fly from Marrakech to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Madrid is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marrakech in October, with highs in Madrid at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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