36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Faro, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop On -Hop Off. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiado and Avenida da Liberdade. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua, make a trip to Belém Tower, and wander the streets of Rossio Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon tour planner.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lisbon is 5 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Faro.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Faro, Portugal

— 4 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hop On Hop Off Islands. Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Falesia and Cape St. Mary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Praia Da Rocha and Praia Vale Dos Homens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Faro: Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Praia dos Olhos de Água (in Olhos de Agua).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Faro day trip tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Faro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Faro can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour Madrid. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Mirador del Valle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra (in Cantalojas), Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Faro to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Faro in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona Bus Turistic has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the local landmarks with Barcelona Bus Turistic, then stop by Papabubble, then explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Beaches · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Sightseeing. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dorsoduro and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet (in Noventa di Piave) and Bibione (Laguna di Bibione & Bibione Spiaggia). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, look for gifts at Bragora, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel route planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes TraMilano - Hop On Hop Off Tour. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wide array of goods at Rinascente Milano, stop by Brera District, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally see what you want with TraMilano - Hop On Hop Off Tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites

Cannes, France

— 1 night

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Musee Picasso as well as Rue d'Antibes. On the 25th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, then wander the streets of La Croisette, and finally take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Milan to Cannes by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cannes are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Vieille Ville has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Vieille Ville and then hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Do your shopping at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères in Ingrannes, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fes, Morocco

— 2 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Tombe dei Merenidi, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Morocco Easy Tours. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), soak away your stress at local Arab baths, and then don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Fes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Fes to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 5th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, then examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Essaouira, Morocco

— 3 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie la Kasbah, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Souk. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, then view the masterpieces at Galerie D'ART Damgaard, and finally tee off at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira itinerary builder app.

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in June: highs in Essaouira hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Shopping · Golf · Wildlife

Morocco travel guide

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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.