38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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38 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  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, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
8
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  3​h
9
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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
Fly:  12​h
End: New York City, United States


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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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London holiday website .

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. 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 Nightlife
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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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, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris vacation builder .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Paris, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Atomium, make a trip to Bois de la Cambre, then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

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

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Amsterdam, Holland

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, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow 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
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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 make a trip to Reichstag Building, and finally examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4 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
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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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.
On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Prague itinerary website .

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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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): admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, then make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in November, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 67°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up 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
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Heraklion, Greece

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, get a new perspective on nature 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).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In November in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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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, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker app .

You can 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, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Heraklion in November, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 56°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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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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, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 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
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then admire the striking features of Bahia Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Mellah.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip planning app .

Fly from Rome to Marrakech in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough 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-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In December, Madrid is little chillier than Marrakech - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Park Guell, and then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planning site .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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