43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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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:  10 h
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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
Train:  2 h 15 min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Little Venice, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirsini Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town sightseeing app.

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Mykonos Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira sightseeing app.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Fira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

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.
On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, then admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip builder.

Getting from Fira to Marrakech by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fira to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in May, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up 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-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Marrakech to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in May, you will find days in Seville are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, make a trip to Ronda, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ronda online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

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

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, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Casa de Campo, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday builder tool.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in May, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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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

Amalfi ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Positano (Walk of the Gods, Fornillo, &more) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amalfi trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Amalfi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat 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 Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Monte Finestra, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome day trip app.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Amalfi in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

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nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough 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
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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