36 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

36 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 4 nights
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Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 9 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Cape Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cape Town, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Locarno, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, take in the awesome beauty at Cardada, look for gifts at La Casa Del Te, and play a few rounds at Sake Golf.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Locarno with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in February; daily highs in Locarno reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Baths · Golf · Spas

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Italy

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Lake Maggiore side-trips: House of The Resistance (in Verbania) and Stresa (Ferri Cristina, Epoque Antichita e Restauro, &more).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore itinerary planner.

Getting from Locarno to Lake Maggiore by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Maggiore to Blaskogabyggd. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Lake Maggiore in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Blaskogabyggd: temperatures range from 4°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take in a show at Icelandic Lava Show. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Vik sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Kaldidalur Valley) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Reykjavik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, explore the activities along Oslofjord, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and fly down the slopes at Ski & Guide.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Oslo takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Tromso, Norway

— 5 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Change things up with a short trip to Haaja in Sommaroy (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Tromso trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Tromso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tromso, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.