50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Bus to Tarifa - Centro de Salud, Ferry to Tangier
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Tangier, Morocco
— 3 nights
Train
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Meknes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights

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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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (L'Orangerie, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Bordeaux, France

— 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): snap pictures at Pont de Pierre, then make a trip to Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Beaurang.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then stop by Parte Vieja, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, make a trip to Peine del Viento, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Mota, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Burgos, Spain

— 2 nights
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Los Condestables, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, and finally learn more about the world around you at Cartuja de Miraflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, appreciate the history behind Arco de Santa Maria, then contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Burgos, then walk around Paseo del Espolon, and finally appreciate the history behind Plaza del Mio Cid.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Burgos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Burgos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Burgos, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner.

Drive from Burgos to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Burgos in September: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Cordoba, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Cordoba is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, steep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada, and admire the striking features of Generalife.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Granada road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in September: highs in Granada hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda & Puente Nuevo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Malaga travel planning website.

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Main Street, explore and take pictures at Grand Casemates Square, then explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gibraltar tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in September, plan for slightly colder days in Gibraltar, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Tangier, Morocco

— 3 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 26th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: make a trip to Moise Nahon Synagogue and explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tangier itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gibraltar to Tangier is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Tangier are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Meknes.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Meknes, Morocco

— 2 nights

City of the Hundred Minarets

One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bab Mansour Laleuj, visit Meknes Medina, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Volubilis, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bou Inania Medersa.

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

You can take a train from Tangier to Meknes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Meknes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fes, Morocco

— 3 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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fes online holiday planner.

Getting from Meknes to Fes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Casablanca, Morocco

— 2 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Quartier Habous and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca journey builder tool.

You can fly from Fes to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fes in October: highs in Casablanca hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech journey builder website.

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Ouarzazate, Morocco

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Centre Al Anouar, then explore the striking landscape at Oasis Fint, and then steep yourself in history at Taourirt Kasbah.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in October, Ouarzazate is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna. On the next day, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Marrakech tour planner.

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: PortAventura (in Salou) and Montserrat (Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey & Sant Jeroni). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Barcelona is 1 hour. When traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips