59 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Salvador, Brazil
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
End: Salvador, Brazil

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Bahia Palace, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech itinerary planner .

Salvador, Brazil to Marrakech is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Salvador to Marrakech. When traveling from Salvador in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Marrakech, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

1
day
Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Akureyri takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Marrakech in January, plan for much colder days in Akureyri, with highs around 2°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip maker site .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Reykjavik to London in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see a show at La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and then examine the collection at Tempio dell'Incoronata.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milan journey app .

Traveling by flight from London to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Milan. In January in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

6
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Chiesa degli Eremitani). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Piazza del Campo). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

6
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take an in-depth tour of Welcome to Rome, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

6
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Promenade Trieste, Chiesa di San Giorgio, & more), Praiano (Grotte di Suppraiano & Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista) and Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Miglio Sacro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, and enjoy some diversion at Tennis Al Settimo Piano.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples attractions planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Naples sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Positano, Praiano, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata)
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

5
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.
Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker .

You can fly from Naples to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Fuente del Esparto, DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, & more) and Room Escape Games (in Malaga). Spend a day outdoors on the 15th (Sat) with Sierra & Sol. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Alhambra and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Granada day trip planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Granada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Sierra & Sol ©
Sierra & Sol
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo

5
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Ronda (Dona Felisa Winery, Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville holiday site .

Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in February, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes attractions website .

Fly from Seville to Fes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Fes. In February, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.
Highlights from your plan
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada - Estacion de Esqui. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park, admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Fes to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Fes in February, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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