20 days in South America, Africa & Europe Itinerary

20 days in South America, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Lindos, Greece
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Parque Ibirapuera and then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef and then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, then contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Getting from Sao Paulo to Marrakech by flight takes about 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Marrakech. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Head to James Joyce Cultural Centre and Grafton Streetfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around St Stephens Green, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Marrakech to Dublin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

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Split, Croatia

Split ©

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ilirio's Hvar Tours, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, kick back and relax at Firule Beach, then look for gifts at Filigran Split, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Of St. Roch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): shop like a local with Riva Harbor, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Split itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Split takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, you will find days in Split are much hotter (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Visit Dubrovnik City Walls and Stradun for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Beach Kupari and Srebreno Beach. There's still lots to do: stop by Old Town, get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, and view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Split to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubrovnik can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fishing Charters & Tours
Art by Stjepko ©
Art by Stjepko

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Head to Kerannymi and Gallery Demeterfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Monastiraki, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens visit site.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. In August, Athens is a bit warmer than Dubrovnik - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Butterflies.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Lindos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Lindos hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stalis Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Historical Museum of Crete ©
Historical Museum of Crete

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