60 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Rabat, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 7 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 7 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
— 4 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
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Maratea, Italy
— 4 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Marrakech is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Marrakech. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in December: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 69°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira and Medina of Essaouira. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in December since evenings lows in Essaouira dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Rabat, Morocco

— 5 nights
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hassan II Mosque and Kasbah des Oudaias. Change things up with these side-trips from Rabat: Casablanca (Temple Beth-El, Ettedgui Synagogue, &more). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, soak in some Japanese tradition at Traditional Thai Massage, steep yourself in history at Bab Lamrissa, and don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rabat trip builder site.

You can drive from Essaouira to Rabat in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. When traveling from Essaouira in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 81°F at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valletta.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valletta, Malta

— 7 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Barrakka Gardens and Casa Rocca Piccola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valletta: Blue Hole (in San Lawrenz), Cathedral (in Rabat) and Tal Mixta Cave (in Nadur). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patrick's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of War HQ Tunnel.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip maker tool.

You can fly from Rabat to Valletta in 9.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rabat to Valletta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rabat in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Valletta: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 52°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, hit all the best shops with Sand Lily Boutique, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

You can fly from Valletta to Fira in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Fira. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 7 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matoyianni Street and Beautyworld Spa. Venture out of the city with trips to Naxos Town (Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, Panagia Myrtidiotissa, &more), Church of Panagia Filotitissa (in Filoti) and Temple of Demeter (in Sangri). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate the long history of Three Wells, and don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town visit planning website.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Erechtheion and Spas. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Athens are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galleria Borbonica and Lungomare Caracciolo. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa, and explore the world behind art at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Naples in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Naples. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Capri, Italy

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cimitero Acattolico (The Non-Catholic Cemetery) and Museo Ignazio Cerio. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castiglione, make a trip to Via Longano, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, and admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

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Traveling by ferry from Naples to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Naples in January, Capri is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sorrento, Italy

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Piazza Tasso. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Conca dei Marini (Piccadilly Ceramics & Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire), Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano) and Cave of Smeraldo (in Positano). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, get to know the fascinating history of Il Vallone dei Mulini, do a tasting at I Giardini di Cataldo, and admire the striking features of Basilica di Sant'Antonino.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online holiday maker.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. In January in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Maratea, Italy

— 4 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Certosa di Padula and Island Dino. Go for a jaunt from Maratea to Montesano sulla Marcellana to see Museo Civico Etnoantropologico about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rivello - Convento di S. Antonio da Padova, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bar Morgan's, and stop by Antica Casa del Tessuto, Cav. Francesco Brando.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Maratea tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sorrento to Maratea in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Maratea

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Italy

— 4 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Promenade Trieste and Casa del Fauno. Change things up with these side-trips from Pompeii: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale), Salerno (Chiesa San Pietro a Corte & Duomo di Salerno) and Spas (in Minori). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, make a trip to Terme del Foro, and steep yourself in history at Via delle Tombe.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Maratea to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Mykonos travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.