53 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

53 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
2
Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Cuenca, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
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Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
9
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
10
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
12
Ouarzazate, Morocco
— 3 nights
13
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
15
Peniche, Portugal
— 3 nights
16
Coimbra, Portugal
— 4 nights
17
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Castillo de Bernia (in Altea) and Benidorm (Playa de Levante & El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, and hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia.

Find out how to plan Valencia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cuenca.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benidorm, Castillo de Bernia
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

3
nights
Cuenca, Spain

Cuenca ©
Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cuenca: Mina Romana Cueva del Hierro (in Cueva del Hierro), Nacimiento Del Rio Cuervo (in Vega del Codorno) and Ciudad Encantada (in Valdecabras). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Walled Town of Cuenca, snap pictures at Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol, and make a trip to Cristo del Pasadizo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cuenca trip itinerary site.

Getting from Valencia to Cuenca by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mina Romana Cueva del Hierro, Nacimiento Del Rio Cuervo, Ventano del Diablo, Ciudad Encantada
Highlights from your plan
Mina Romana Cueva del Hierro ©
Mina Romana Cueva del Hierro
Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge) ©
Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)
Ventano del Diablo ©
Ventano del Diablo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by train from Cuenca to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (El Puente del Águila, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, wander the streets of Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Granada itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
El Puente del Águila ©
El Puente del Águila

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Parque De La Paloma, &more), Nerja (Burriana Beach, Balcony of Europe, &more) and Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela, El Tajo de Ronda, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Malaga online travel route planner.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Nerja, Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Michael's Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gibraltar travel planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Gibraltar, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

2
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Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Moise Nahon Synagogue, make a trip to Musee de la Kasbah, then Head underground at Hercules Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Bartholomew and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tangier trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gibraltar to Tangier is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Tangier are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Church of San Bartholomew
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Cap Spartel ©
Cap Spartel
Moise Nahon Synagogue ©
Moise Nahon Synagogue

1
night
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chefchaouen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete ©
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete

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nights
Fes, Morocco

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 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, and pick up some new knowledge with Medina Children's Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes vacation app.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

3
nights
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.
Spend the 2nd (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, don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Fes to Marrakech by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Marrakech sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Explore Ouarzazate's surroundings by going to Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust) and Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (in Ait Ben Haddou). Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, admire the landmark architecture of Taourirt Kasbah, explore the striking landscape at Oasis Fint, and find something for the whole family at CLA Studios.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ouarzazate trip planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Ouarzazate by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kasbah Amridil, Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
Oasis Fint ©
Oasis Fint

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Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca trip planner.

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Casablanca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Ouarzazate in June: highs in Casablanca hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Alfama, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey maker tool.

You can fly from Casablanca to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Casablanca in June, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Peniche.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Peniche, Portugal

Peniche ©
Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Peniche: Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra (in Obidos) and Praia da Nazare (in Nazare). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Obidos Village, explore the ancient world of Aqueduto da Usseira, kick back and relax at Baleal Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Rua Direita.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Peniche trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Peniche takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Peniche, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Peniche

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Obidos, Monastery of Alcobaca, Praia da Nazare
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

4
nights
Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Explore Coimbra's surroundings by going to Convento de Cristo (in Tomar), Batalha (Capelas Imperfeitas, Batalha Monastery, &more) and Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima & O Milagre de Fatima - Museu Interativo). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, go for a walk through Rua Ferreira Borges, and admire the striking features of Old Monestary of Santa Clara.

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

Getting from Peniche to Coimbra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Coimbra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Batalha, Fatima, Convento de Cristo, Ria de Aveiro
Highlights from your plan
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Jardim Botanico ©
Jardim Botanico
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto route maker site.

Getting from Coimbra to Porto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Porto sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Pocas Vinhos
Highlights from your plan
Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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