30 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

30 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Seville, Spain
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Valletta, Malta
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with Back of Beyond Adventures, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

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Mumbai, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get colder in London: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Arthur's Seat. Visit Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then head outdoors with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Reykjavik Safari, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik driving holiday planning website.

Fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 24th (Thu), take a stroll through Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, walk around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Barcelona by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Barcelona is 1 hour. In September, Barcelona is much warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): shop like a local with Gran Via, walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Marrakech by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect Marrakech to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, and finally catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marrakech to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for slightly colder days in Seville, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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.
St. John's Co-Cathedral and Mnajdra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Corsair Diving Malta and Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja). Go for a jaunt from Valletta to Mellieha to see Ghajn Tuffieha Bay about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Merill Eco Tours, contemplate the long history of The Mdina Experience, delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valletta trip maker app.

You can fly from Seville to Valletta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Visit Pantheon and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Castello del Trebbio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (San Francesco, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence visit planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): visit Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, then browse the collection at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik holiday planning website.

You can fly from Venice to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Croatia travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.