32 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

32 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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32 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  29​h
1
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Benalmadena, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
7
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2​h 45​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
11
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
13
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, catch some excitement at Isla Magica, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Seville is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Seville. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Seville reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Benalmadena, Spain

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benalmadena: Marbella (Puerto Banus Marina & Marbella Old Town). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Prison Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Selwo Marina, and visit Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Benalmadena online trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Benalmadena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Benalmadena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marbella, La Carihuela, Bioparc
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Prison Island ©
Prison Island
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) ©
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then wander the streets of Albayzin, and finally steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada.

Discover how to plan a Granada trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Benalmadena to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Benalmadena, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife
Court of the Lions ©
Court of the Lions

1
night
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Amazonite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and finally look for gifts at Henna Louaya.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Granada to Marrakech in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Granada in July, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mooi and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip planning website .

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in July, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Casablanca: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Kruja Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Bunk'Art 1, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeu Historik Kombetar, and finally make a trip to Skanderbeg Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bektashi World Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Et`hem Bey Mosque.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tirana itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Tirana takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Casablanca to Tirana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in July: highs in Tirana hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Tirana

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kruja Castle
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Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and then stop by Corfu Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Paleokastritsa Beach, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, then explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corfu Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tirana to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Corfu Town is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Tirana in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

1
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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll through Paliochori Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, and then stroll through Kleftiko Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pollonia Beach and then kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milos trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Milos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milos: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta.

To find photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Milos to Akrotiri takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venetsanos Winery, Santorini Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

2
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mykonos Town to Istanbul. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

Make your Pamukkale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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