28 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

28 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Hammamet, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
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Algiers, Algeria
— 4 nights
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Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 2 nights
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Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
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Laayoune, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Malta
— 2 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 3 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Crocodile Farm, ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and browse the exhibits of Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Djerba Island attractions tool.

Boston, USA to Djerba Island is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Djerba Island is 6 hours. In November, Djerba Island is much warmer than Boston - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hammamet.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Hammamet, Tunisia

— 3 nights

Garden Resort

Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hammamet: Tunis (Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala, Medina of Tunis, &more), Medina of Sousse (in Sousse) and Monastir (Bourghiba Mausoleum & Ribat of Monastir). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Medina of Hammamet, wander the streets of Yasmin Hammamet, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hammamet trip maker tool.

Fly from Djerba Island to Hammamet in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hammamet can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tripoli.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Tripoli, Libya

— 2 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and then explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tripoli trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hammamet to Tripoli takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Tripoli can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Algiers.

Things to do in Tripoli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Algiers, Algeria

— 4 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Algiers is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Algiers online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tripoli to Algiers by flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tripoli in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Algiers, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bamako.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Bamako, Mali

— 3 nights
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, and try your luck at Casino De L'amitie.

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Traveling by flight from Algiers to Bamako takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Bamako. Traveling from Algiers in November, expect nights in Bamako to be somewhat warmer, around 64°F, while days are much warmer, around 95°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

— 2 nights

Ouaga

The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou and then stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, then explore and take pictures at marche de Sankariare, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium.

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You can fly from Bamako to Ouagadougou in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Ouagadougou sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Nouakchott, Mauritania

— 2 nights
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, look for gifts at Galerie Zeinart, then take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saudi mosque, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott route planner.

You can fly from Ouagadougou to Nouakchott in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou in November, you will find days in Nouakchott are a bit cooler (92°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Laayoune.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Laayoune, Morocco

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Laayoune trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nouakchott to Laayoune takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Victoria, Malta

— 2 nights
The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, steep yourself in history at Citadel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, explore the world behind art at Gran Castello Historic House, then examine the collection at Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo, and finally get your bearings at Cittadella Visitors' Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery, enjoy the sand and surf at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Ramla Bay, then explore the ancient world of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, and finally stroll around Villa Rundle Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Victoria online vacation builder.

You can drive from Laayoune to Victoria in 53.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Laayoune to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Valletta, Malta

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, then get a sense of history and politics at Grandmaster's Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Lascaris War Rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Victoria to Valletta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Valletta sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Libya travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

Algeria travel guide

4
Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Mali travel guide

3.6
National Parks · Flea Markets · Museums
Lively, cultured, and colorful Mali allows visitors to get familiar with African traditions and witness contemporary African art and lifestyles. Ancient empires built cities along the Niger River, leaving behind them knowledge, beliefs, and traditions, even as the architecture crumbled. Today, the country's world-renowned musical heritage has become central to tourism in Mali, with live performances of ngoni and kora music a highlight for many tourists exploring this west African nation.

Burkina Faso travel guide

3.4
Wildlife Areas · Gardens · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Upright People
Landlocked Burkina Faso offers a welcoming atmosphere, varied landscape, and rich cultural heritage. One of the poorest countries in the world, the country features largely undeveloped towns boasting lively music scenes and interesting markets filled with stalls selling handcrafted goods. Tourism in Burkina Faso remains a struggling industry, and with a largely undeveloped infrastructure, most travelers stick to the big cities and arrange short day trips into the wilder areas. The natural areas of the country remain known more for their topography than wildlife, with grassy sloping hills, Precambrian massifs, and rugged sandstone peaks dominating the terrain.

Mauritania travel guide

3.7
Piers & Boardwalks · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Vast, sparse, and unexplored by international visitors, Mauritania consists mainly of desert landscapes. In the north, the desert breaks into rocky massifs, hiding a collection of World Heritage-listed caravan towns, highlights of many adventurous Mauritania itineraries. Much of the country's Atlantic coast has been protected as part of a national park, and its wealth of migratory birds make holidays in Mauritania particularly popular with nature lovers.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · 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.