21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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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 + Train:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Zamalek (Gezira Island). Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in November, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can 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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Rome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to 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
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stop by Île de la Cité.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Zandvoort to see Zandvoort aan Zee about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), wander the streets of The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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 get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Batumi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Batumi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Batumi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Batumi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dedoplistskaro online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batumi to Dedoplistskaro. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Batumi in November: high temperatures in Dedoplistskaro hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Dedoplistskaro

Parks Nature
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Vashlovani National Park ©
Vashlovani National Park

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 explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Dedoplistskaro to Tbilisi takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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