43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, &more). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Brouwerij 't IJ, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and explore the activities along Herengracht.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Frederiksborg Castle and Our Saviour's Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kronborg and Nyhavn. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Davids Samling (The David Collection), step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Storkyrkan, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, then explore the activities along Stockholm Canals, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Riddarholmen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church), explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, then get engrossed in the history at The Swedish History Museum, and finally examine the collection at ABBA The Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip website.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Stockholm is little chillier than Copenhagen - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 19th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then stop by Vilnius Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Adam Mickiewicz Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vilnius in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gemaldegalerie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial and East Side Gallery. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and examine the collection at Stasi Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vilnius to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get a sense of the local culture at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to St Barbara's Church and Top Gun Prague Shooting Events. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Nebovidska tvrz (in Kolin) and The Cathedral of Assumption (in Kutna Hora). There's lots more to do: stop by Hradcany, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, explore the galleries of National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and get a taste of the local shopping with Narodni Galerie Praha.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Prague are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Peterskirche and Kaisergruft. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, and contemplate the long history of Karlskirche.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna route planning app.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, visit Ljubljana Old Town, and then take in the views from Triple Bridge. Keep things going the next day: visit Metelkova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Žale Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planning site.

You can drive from Vienna to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In March in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to St Mark's Campanile and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Venice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Underground Naples and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Visit Galleria Borbonica and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gennaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and examine the collection at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Naples in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Naples to Zermatt takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 a sense of the local culture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Suquet. Visit La cité médiévale and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage (in Cannes) and Antibes (Chapelle Saint-Bernardin & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de la Misericorde, don't miss a visit to Eglise, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice day trip site.

Getting from Zermatt to Nice by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Casablanca, Morocco

— 2 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at El Hank Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettedgui Synagogue. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Quartier Habous and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip maker site.

Fly from Nice to Casablanca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Casablanca is minus 1 hour. April in Casablanca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Batalha Monastery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha), Museu do Santuário de Fátima (in Fatima) and Centro Historico de Cascais (in Cascais). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Chiado.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Casablanca in April, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Valencia, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Visit Plaza de la Virgen and Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Gandia and Valencia Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Torres de Serranos, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, make a trip to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat), and explore the activities along Jardi del Turia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Valencia day trip app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Valencia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Valencia due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.