60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 7 nights
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Braies, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 8 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pico do Arieiro and Swim with Dolphins. Take a break from the city and head to Cabo Girao and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Funchal road trip website.

Philadelphia, USA to Funchal is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Funchal, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Funchal, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Saadian Tombs. Get some historical perspective at Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

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You can fly from Funchal to Marrakech in 8 hours. Traveling from Funchal in May, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Seville, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Towers

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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Barrio Santa Cruz and Roman Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Historic Centre of Cordoba, &more) and Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Paddock Paradise Ronda, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Pilatos, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Omnium Sanctorum, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder site.

Fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia. Prado National Museum and Alcazar of Segovia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Avila (Catedral de Avila & The Walls of Avila). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

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

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 6 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 Camino de Ronda and Fishing Charters & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar), Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, steep yourself in history at Girona Cathedral (Catedral), and explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday maker tool.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

— 1 night
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
On the 24th (Tue), head outdoors with Grandvalira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, and then appreciate the views at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Escaldes-Engordany holiday maker.

Drive from Barcelona to Escaldes-Engordany in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Marseille, France

— 5 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma. Escape the urban bustle at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Hyeres (Notre Dame de Consolation & Eglise Anglicane), Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet) and Bandol (Foret de Roustagnon, Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip maker.

You can drive from Escaldes-Engordany to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and Our Lady of Peace Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Les Balcons du Cap Roux (in Saint-Raphael), Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule (in Frejus). The adventure continues: visit Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, contemplate the long history of Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino, get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, then browse the exhibits of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Les Grands Chais Monegasques, steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In June in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 7 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Pisa and Galata Museo del Mare. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battistero di San Giovanni and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Grotte di Toirano (in Toirano), Albenga (Centro Storico di Albenga & Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo) and Budello di Alassio (in Alassio). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Cathedral of Cremona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rivalta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Genoa sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Braies, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Escursione Sul Monte Specie, and then explore the activities along Lago di Braies.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Braies trip planner.

Drive from Genoa to Braies in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, expect nights in Braies to be a bit cooler, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Braies

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 8 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mark's Campanile and Castello Estense. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella), Mantua (Camera degli Sposi, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more) and Padua (Scoletta del Santo, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice journey planner.

Traveling by car from Braies to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

City of San Marino, San Marino

— 1 night
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cesta Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, then step into the grandiose world of Guaita, and finally contemplate the long history of Montale Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino trip planner.

Getting from Venice to City of San Marino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in City of San Marino sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Batalha Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra), Fatima (Basilica da Santissima Trindade & Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima) and Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Capela dos Ossos). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from City of San Marino to Lisbon takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from City of San Marino to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Andorra travel guide

3.9
Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Fun & Games
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

San Marino travel guide

3.4
Historic Sites · Museums · Castles
San Marino is a country characterized by its architecture--namely, the three towers that adorn the country's flag and coat of arms. As a result, most of the tourist attractions here center around the structures protruding from the hill of the country. The third-smallest nation in Europe, it is surprising that San Marino managed to gain independence from robust Italy. This status has created great pride among the Sanmarinese, although Italian culture is still quite influential as the country is completely surrounded by Italy. And while its size has obvious disadvantages, the advantages for tourism strongly outweigh them. Visitors don't need to travel to get a sense of the country (there isn't far to go!), and this generates an intimacy and friendliness among locals that is lost in most larger countries.