43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h
8
Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
subway + train:  3​h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and then kick back and relax at Mirsini Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mykonos Town, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

4
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Oia, Ancient Thera, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech travel route website .

You can fly from Fira to Marrakech in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Fira in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

4
nights
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Marrakech in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take some stellar pictures from Puente Nuevo, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ronda online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in May: highs in Madrid hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Barcelona online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Positano (Walk of the Gods, Fornillo, & more), Monte Finestra (in Tramonti) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amalfi online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Amalfi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Monte Finestra, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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