38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+3
Subway + Train + Fly + Train:  11 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  3 h
9
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
14
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
15
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: New York City, United States


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2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In November in London, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the galleries of Atomium, then stroll around Bois de la Cambre, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels journey builder website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, gain interesting insight with Flying Dutch Boats, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Prague are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, make a trip to Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

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You can drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. November in Budapest sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Budapest to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens. Traveling from Budapest in November, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Heraklion are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planner.

Fly from Heraklion to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Heraklion to Venice due to the time zone difference. In November, Venice is little chillier than Heraklion - with highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 1st (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and finally steep yourself in history at Mellah.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip builder website.

Fly from Rome to Marrakech in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rome in November: highs in Marrakech hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 6th (Fri), wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, and then catch a live event at Camp Nou.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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