21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

21 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
— 1 day
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Dedoplistskaro, Georgia
— 1 day
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 see where to stay, ratings, photos, 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Rome takes 7.5 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in November: high temperatures in Rome hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 Bogatell Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, stroll around Parc Guell, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, 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 drive; or take a train. 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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 Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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 Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Flying Dutch Boats, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

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

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Batumi, Georgia

— 1 day
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 other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Batumi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Batumi takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Dedoplistskaro, Georgia

— 1 day
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

Nature · Parks
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Tbilisi, Georgia

— 1 night
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 see photos, ratings, 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
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Kakheti Region travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites