21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
7
Dedoplistskaro, Georgia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head off the coast to Zamalek (Gezira Island). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo travel route planning site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in November, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cairo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Passeggiata di Gianicolo and Catacombe di San Callisto. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Cairo to Rome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect Rome to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, admire the landmark architecture of Palau de Lloctinent, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Orsay and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris journey tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Flying Dutch Boats, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
day
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Sarpi Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Dolphinarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Batumi sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Batumi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Batumi due to the time zone difference. In November, Batumi is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dedoplistskaro.

Things to do in Batumi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Sarpi Beach
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Batumi Dolphinarium ©
Batumi Dolphinarium
Sarpi Beach ©
Sarpi Beach

1
day
Dedoplistskaro, Georgia

Dedoplistskaro
On the 21st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vashlovani National Park.

Start your trip to Dedoplistskaro by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batumi to Dedoplistskaro. Traveling from Batumi in November, expect Dedoplistskaro to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Dedoplistskaro

#Parks, #Nature
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1
night
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tbilisi tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Dedoplistskaro to Tbilisi takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

#Historic Sites
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Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral ©
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

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