34 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

34 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen in Rouen, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, wander the streets of Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Gigaro and Lérins Islands. Get a sense of the local culture at Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez and Eglise de Biot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach, Plage de Vergeron, &more), Plage des Marines (in Cogolin) and Saint-Tropez (Plage des Canebiers & La Ponche Beach). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice.

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You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Saint-Tropez, Lérins Islands, Plage des Marines, Eglise de Biot
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Capelan, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip app.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bandol, Cassis, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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 a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Visiting La playa de Tamariu and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

La playa de Tamariu, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Casco Historico de Toledo. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and get out on two wheels at Beebiker.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid online trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Cristo de la Expiracion, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in May since evenings lows in Seville dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Fes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Seville to Fes, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Colle del Gianicolo. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

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

You can fly from Fes to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fes to Rome is 1 hour. Traveling from Fes in May, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the 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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Get some cultural insight at Guardastelle Vineyard and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio

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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Piazza San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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

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