52 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

52 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Houari Boumediene Airport, Drive to Sidi Rached
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Sidi Rached, Algeria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Constantine, Algeria
— 1 night
Drive
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Oran, Algeria
— 1 night
Drive
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Tlemcen, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
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Drive to Playa Blanca, Ferry to Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Drive to Morro del Jable
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Morro del Jable, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Costa Adeje, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Málaga Airport, Drive to Ceuta
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Ceuta, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to Tripoli International Airport
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melilla, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Sudan, Sudan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kairouan, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive
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El-Jem, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monastir, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dakhla, Morocco
— 1 day
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Laayoune, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive to Hassan I Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport

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Sidi Rached, Algeria

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Chrea National Park. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania, contemplate the long history of Tombeau de la Chretienne, then delve into the distant past at Ruines Romaines Tipaza, then don't miss a visit to Tipasa Archaeological Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Musee Public National de Cherchell.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sidi Rached sightseeing planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Sidi Rached is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Sidi Rached, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Sidi Rached sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Algiers.

Things to do in Sidi Rached

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Algiers, Algeria

— 2 nights

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamaa El Jedid, brush up on your military savvy at Musem de l'Armee, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Cervantes, and finally explore the world behind art at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamaa El Kebir, see the interesting displays at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, explore the world behind art at Musee Nationale des Arts et Traditions Populaires, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and finally stroll the grounds of Mausolee Sidi Abderrahmane.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Algiers trip builder app.

You can drive from Sidi Rached to Algiers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Algiers can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Constantine.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Constantine, Algeria

— 1 night
Not to be confused with Constantinople, the historical city from 330 to 1453 in Thrace, now Istanbul, Turkey.Constantine is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Abdelkader Mosquee, then contemplate the long history of L'aqueduc Romain Constantine, and then take a peaceful walk through La Foret du Djebel Ouahch.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Constantine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Algiers to Constantine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Algiers in January; daily highs in Constantine reach 55°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oran.

Things to do in Constantine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Oran, Algeria

— 1 night
A cultural hub of Algeria, the coastal city of Oran boasts a long and varied history, from its founding by Moorish merchants in the 10th century, through centuries of Spanish, Ottoman, and French rule, and Algeria's bloody war for independence.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Canastel, contemplate the long history of Fort Santa Cruz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pacha Mosque, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place du 1er Novembre.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oran online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Constantine to Oran takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Constantine in January, expect Oran to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Tlemcen.

Things to do in Oran

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Tlemcen, Algeria

— 2 nights
Tlemcen is a city in north-western Algeria, and the capital of the province of the same name. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to El Mansourah, admire the striking features of Mosquée Sidi Boumediene, then get outside with Les Grottes de Beni Add, then admire the sheer force of Cascades El Ourit, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque.

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

Getting from Oran to Tlemcen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oran to Tlemcen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Tlemcen, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Tlemcen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 2 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chica, get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea Fun Lanzarote, kick back and relax at Playa de los Pocillos, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Gines, and finally look for gifts at Arteguise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa del Janubio, contemplate the long history of Castillo de las Coloradas, take some stellar pictures from El Golfo, then explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya Nationalpark, then get outside with Vulkan Caldera Blanca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tlemcen to Puerto Del Carmen. Traveling from Tlemcen in January, expect Puerto Del Carmen to be a bit warmer, temps between 68°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Morro del Jable.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Morro del Jable, Spain

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Playa de Cofete, get outside with Pico de las Zarzas, contemplate the long history of Villa Winter, kick back and relax at Playa de Butihondo, then kick back and relax at Playa de Mal Nombre, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de la Barca. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Morro del Jable, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Nursery, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro de Recuperacion y Conservacion de Tortugas Marinas de Morro Jable, then kick back and relax at Laguna de Sotavento, then kick back and relax at Playa del Viejo Rey, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Morro del Jable trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Puerto Del Carmen to Morro del Jable takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Morro del Jable, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Morro del Jable

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Costa Adeje, Spain

— 2 nights
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
On the 15th (Fri), hike along Masca Walk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rafting Bike Tenerife, then kick back and relax at Playa del Bobo, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montana Chayofita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, learn about winemaking at Bodega Reveron, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Ambiental, then see some colorful creatures with Tenerife Scuba, and finally explore the striking landscape at Montana Amarilla.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje day trip tool.

Fly from Morro del Jable to Costa Adeje in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in January, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Spain

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paseo Costa Canaria and Playa de San Agustin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Templo Ecumenico El Salvador and Yacimiento Punta Mujeres. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Basilica de la Virgen del Pino (in Teror). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Gran Canaria, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maspalomas itinerary planner.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in January, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ceuta.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Ceuta, Spain

— 3 nights
Ceuta is an 18.5km2 Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa, separated by 14 kilometers from Cadiz province on the Spanish mainland by the Strait of Gibraltar and sharing a 6.4 kilometer land border with M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture in the Kingdom of Morocco. On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Playa de Benitez, appreciate the history behind Los Hercules y la Union del Mundo, stroll around Parque Maritimo del Mediterraneo, then stop by Calle Camoens Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Muley El Mehdi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria de la Asuncion. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Ceuta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Tardorromana, steep yourself in history at Puerta Califal de Ceuta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Ribera, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Hacho, and finally stroll through Playa de San Amaro.

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Explore your travel options from Maspalomas to Ceuta with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Ceuta due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in January; daily highs in Ceuta reach 60°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Ceuta

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Tripoli, Libya

— 2 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Get some historical perspective at Roman Sabratha and Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra). Get some cultural insight at Gurgi Mosque and Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, make a trip to Martyrs' Square, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tripoli day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ceuta to Tripoli. The time zone difference when traveling from Ceuta to Tripoli is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Funchal.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Funchal, Portugal

— 2 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Madeira Mountain Expeditions. Get outdoors at Madeira Explorers and Eira do Serrado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse (in Ponta do Pargo), Madeira Paragliding (in Arco da Calheta) and Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, learn about winemaking at Pereira d’Oliveira, get outside with Praia de Machico, and examine the collection at Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tripoli to Funchal. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Tripoli in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Funchal, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melilla.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Melilla, Spain

— 2 nights
Melilla is a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa, sharing a border with Morocco, with an area of. Ciudad Vieja and Carrera Africana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Militar and Almacenes de las Penuelas. There's still lots to do: visit Ruta Modernista en Melilla, contemplate the long history of Foso del Hornabeque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and make a trip to Baluarte de la Concepcion.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melilla driving holiday app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Funchal to Melilla. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Melilla due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Funchal in January since evenings lows in Melilla dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Sudan.

Things to do in Melilla

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Port Sudan, Sudan

— 2 nights
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sanganeb National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Sudan online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Melilla to Port Sudan with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Melilla to Port Sudan is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Khartoum, Sudan

— 3 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
On the 4th (Thu), deepen your understanding at University of Khartoum, take in the exciting artwork at Mojo Gallery, make a trip to Nile Street, examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nilian Mosque. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Presidential Palace, take an in-depth tour of Khalifa House Museum, head off the coast to Tuti Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Khartoum War Cemetery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Afra Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Rikini Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Khartoum trip tool.

Fly from Port Sudan to Khartoum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Khartoum

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 1 night
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Fadloud (Mosque), stroll through Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, don't miss a visit to Fort de Borj El Kastil, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Yati Mosque, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Ali Berbere, and finally examine the collection at Musee de Guellala. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Joseph, contemplate the long history of Fort Ghazi Mustapha, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Djerba Explore Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island vacation app.

You can fly from Khartoum to Djerba Island in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Khartoum in February, you will find days in Djerba Island are colder (65°F), and nights are little chillier (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Tunis, Tunisia

— 2 nights
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Baths of Antoninus, browse the exhibits of Punic Ports & Museum, explore the ancient world of Villas Romaines, explore the different monuments and memorials at North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Bab El Bhar, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Victoria Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Mahrez Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Kasbah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Youssef, then contemplate the long history of Dar Lasram, and finally steep yourself in history at Tahar Haddad Club.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tunis attractions planner.

You can fly from Djerba Island to Tunis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kairouan.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kairouan, Tunisia

— 2 nights
Kairouan, is the capital of the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Sidi Sahbi (Mosque of the Barber), contemplate the long history of Bassins Aghlabites, then take a stroll through Medina of Kairouan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of Kairouan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Three Doors Mosque. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Pheradi Majius, examine the collection at D'Enfidha, then make a trip to Bir Barouta, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Souk, and finally admire the masterpieces at Dar Hassine Allani.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kairouan online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tunis to Kairouan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Kairouan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to El-Jem.

Things to do in Kairouan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

El-Jem, Tunisia

— 2 nights
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre of El Jem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of El-Djem.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our El-Jem online trip planner.

Getting from Kairouan to El-Jem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Monastir.

Things to do in El-Jem

Museums · Historic Sites

Monastir, Tunisia

— 3 nights
Known for its imposing 8th-century fortress, the coastal city of Monastir offers visitors pristine beaches, a scenic waterfront, and a number of historic buildings to admire.
Get some historical perspective at Bourghiba Mausoleum and Kasbah of Sousse. Get a sense of the local culture at Ribat of Monastir and Museum Dar Essid. When in Monastir, make a side trip to see Sousse Catacombs in Sousse, approximately Sousse away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grosse Moschee von Sousse, tour the pleasant surroundings at EkiClub, and go for a stroll along the water at Monastir Marina.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monastir trip maker site.

Drive from El-Jem to Monastir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Monastir, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dakhla.

Things to do in Monastir

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Dakhla, Morocco

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore L'ile Herne, then relax and rejuvenate at Massage du Monde, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Assona.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dakhla trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Monastir to Dakhla. The time zone difference when traveling from Monastir to Dakhla is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Monastir in February since evenings lows in Dakhla dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Dakhla

Spas · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Laayoune, Morocco

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Fri), see Laayoune Off Road and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Laayoune trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Dakhla to Laayoune in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dakhla in February, you will find days in Laayoune are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Laayoune

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Algeria travel guide

4.1
Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Canary Islands travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Water Parks · Nightlife
Modern, cosmopolitan, and very trendy, the Canary Islands are a major center for European tourism. With a total population of about two million, these seven diverse islands are as distinct from each other as they are from the mainland of Spain. The first settlers arrived from North Africa, building an economic system loosely based around farming. Invaded by Europeans in the 14th century, the islands gradually developed a more European feel, but with a mixed population of ethnicities rarely found anywhere else in the world. While agriculture is still alive and well here, the tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife tend to top any vacation itinerary.

Libya travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

Madeira travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira, the largest island of the eponymous archipelago, serves as one of Portugal's top year-round holiday destinations. Although it draws a growing number of visitors, the island retains much of its relaxed atmosphere and provides an alternative vacation idea for travelers seeking a tropical paradise still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. The capital city of Funchal, settled in the 15th century, attracts the biggest crowds and serves as a convenient stopover for trans-Atlantic cruise ships sailing from the Caribbean. When you get tired of exploring Fuchal's lively streets and beaches, hop on a boat tour of the archipelago for some whale watching or big game fishing.

Sudan travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.

Tunisia travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.