60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Funchal, Portugal
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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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
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Genoa, Italy
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Braies, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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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 Cabo Girao. Take a break from the city and head to Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Swim with Dolphins. 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.
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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-Fnaa, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marrakech trip simple and quick.

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.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Roman Bridge, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more) and Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda & Puerta de Almocabar). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Omnium Sanctorum, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. 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.
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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 Las Murallas de Avila. Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de Avila (in Avila), Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel tool.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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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 de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat), Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Girona Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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.
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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.
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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 Cathédrale La Major. Escape the urban bustle at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and Sentier Littoral. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet), Hyeres (Notre Dame de Consolation & Eglise Anglicane) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, contemplate the long history of Chartreuse de la Verne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame.

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.
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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 Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule (in Frejus), Les Balcons du Cap Roux (in Saint-Raphael) and Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle). There's lots more to do: visit Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux, steep yourself in history at Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Peace Abbey.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 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) to allow enough time to drive to Monte-Carlo.
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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 examine the collection at 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.
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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 Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battistero di San Giovanni and Cathedral of Cremona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Grotte di Toirano (in Toirano), Budello di Alassio (in Alassio) and Albenga (Centro Storico di Albenga & Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Rivalta, and make a trip to Knights’ Square.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip maker site.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Braies.
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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 take a train; 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.
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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 Doge's Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mark's Campanile and Castello Estense. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Mantua (Camera degli Sposi, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more), Padua (Scoletta del Santo, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Via delle Volte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

You can drive from Braies to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a 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.
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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.
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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 Quinta da Regaleira. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra) 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.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
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.
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Morocco travel guide

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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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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.
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Andorra travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
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.
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Monaco travel guide

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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.
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San Marino travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty 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.
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