31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
7
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. August in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, The Trianons & The Hamlet
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and Plage de Gigaro. La Croisette and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures) and Saint-Tropez (La Ponche Beach & Plage des Canebiers). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Naturiste De La Batterie.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage de Gigaro, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dali Theatre-Museum and Museu Picasso. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach, Dali Theatre-Museum
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Catedral Primada and Alcazar of Segovia will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo capture your imagination. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

4
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Jewish Quarter (Juderia) are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de la Barrosa and Playa El Palmar. When in Seville, make a side trip to see Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba, approximately Cordoba away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Seville itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Cordoba, Playa El Palmar, Playa de la Barrosa
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

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 23rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, and then explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip maker app.

You can fly from Seville to Marrakech in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Marrakech

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Explore hidden gems such as Monte Palace Madeira and Cabo Girao. Step out of the city life by going to Pico do Arieiro and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Step out of Funchal to go to Machico and see Ponta de Sao Lourenco, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and indulge your taste buds at Blandy's Wine Lodge.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Funchal trip builder website.

You can fly from Marrakech to Funchal in 8.5 hours. While traveling from Marrakech, expect colder days and about the same nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Highlights from your plan
Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Capela dos Ossos are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Convento de Cristo (in Tomar) and Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Rossio Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), and take a stroll through Alfama.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Funchal in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convento de Cristo
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©

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