32 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

32 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Timbuktu, Mali
— 2 nights
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Abuja, Nigeria
— 2 nights
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Accra, Ghana
— 3 nights
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Kilkenny (Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny Castle, &more) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

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

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Marrakech, Morocco — 5 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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Marrakech takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Dublin in October, plan for much hotter days in Marrakech, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Timbuktu.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Timbuktu, Mali — 2 nights

Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20km north of the Niger River. On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sankore and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Djinguereber Mosque.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Timbuktu trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marrakech to Timbuktu. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Abuja.
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Abuja, Nigeria — 2 nights

The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja dates back to the 1980s, and in 2010 it represented the world's fastest-growing city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Thought Pyramid Art Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): browse the different shops at Jabi Lake Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of An Noor Mosque, then explore the galleries of Retro Africa Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Dolapo Obat Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Abuja vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Timbuktu to Abuja takes 31.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Timbuktu to Abuja. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Accra.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Accra, Ghana — 3 nights

On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Accra is known for beaches, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Ohene Cocoa Eco Tourism, admire the masterpieces at Gallery 1957, and browse the exhibits of Tiga African Art Consultancy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Accra online trip builder.

You can fly from Abuja to Accra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Abuja to Accra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Accra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Monrovia.
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Museums · Shopping · Casinos · Wildlife
Side Trip

Monrovia, Liberia — 2 nights

The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Liberian National Museum, shop like a local with Curated Gift Shop Liberia, then admire all the interesting features of Ducor Hotel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Pavilion.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monrovia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Monrovia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Arusha.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Arusha, Tanzania — 2 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha online road trip planner.

You can fly from Monrovia to Arusha in 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Monrovia to Arusha. Traveling from Monrovia in October, expect Arusha to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Nairobi.
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Nairobi, Kenya — 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mogadishu.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

Mogadishu, Somalia — 1 night

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Liido Beach Somalia, then make a trip to Shanghai Old City, then take a stroll around Villa Somalia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hadful Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mogadishu online holiday planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Mogadishu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in Mogadishu at 35°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Addis Ababa.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 1 night

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Addis Ababa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mogadishu in October: highs in Addis Ababa hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Cairo.
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Tours · Outdoors

Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Memphis and Sakkara & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Cairo in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Addis Ababa to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in October: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Tripoli.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Street Murals, delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, explore the historical opulence of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tripoli driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Cairo to Tripoli in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Tripoli are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.
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Nigeria travel guide

3.8
Art Galleries · Wildlife Areas · Shopping Malls
Naija
With the largest population and economy on the continent, Nigeria plays a big part in the rise of African tourism. The country's cities and villages provide a glimpse into a culture rich in musical and culinary heritage. Visitors on vacation in Nigeria tend to explore the southern and central regions, where the lively urban areas give way to a wealth of protected rainforests and river deltas, home to traditional communities with proud and distinct cultural traditions.
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Ghana travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.
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Liberia travel guide

3.5
Museums · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites
Founded by freed American and Caribbean slaves, Liberia today has a population of primarily indigenous Africans, but maintains certain links with the United States. One such link comes in the music and wider culture of the main urban areas, where hip-hop influences abound among traditional African rhythms, dress styles, and dance trends. Beaches close to the capital remain some of the main places to visit in Liberia, as exploring the inland areas away from the main towns represents a risk for foreign visitors without an accompanying local guide.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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Somalia travel guide

3.8
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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Libya travel guide

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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.
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