52 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

52 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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52 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 10 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

14
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cotswolds Distillery
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

10
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from London to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

10
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo day trip planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Cairo in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in June, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Memphis Historical Site
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Warsaw takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

9
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Spend the 8th (Mon) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

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

Getting from Warsaw to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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