34 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

34 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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34 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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 5th (Tue), admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Dublin in May: highs in Marrakech hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Get outdoors at Paddock Paradise Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, Puerta de Almocabar, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Seville is 1 hour. When traveling from Marrakech in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Ronda
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Camino de Ronda. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Sant Feliu de Guixols to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Scuba & Snorkeling, Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Abbaye Saint Victor will appeal to history buffs. Visit Plage de Cavaliere and Plage du Capelan for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Bandol) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Cassis). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, take in panoramic vistas at Chateau d'Hyeres, take a memorable tour with Tours, and do a tasting at Domaine Sainte Marie.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bandol, Le Lavandou, Chateau d'Hyeres, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville and St Nicholas Cathedral. Visit Plage de Sylvabelle and Heraclee Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Saint-Tropez (Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez & La Ponche Beach) and La Croix-Valmer (Le Cap Lardier, Plage de Vergeron, &more). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Marines, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Biot.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Swim with Dolphins, Plage des Marines, Eglise de Biot
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Nice in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 Palazzo Vecchio for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Castello del Trebbio. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Castello del Trebbio, Duomo di Siena
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip website .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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