27 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

27 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Foot + Bus:  3 h
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
7
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Adenau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Dortmund, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
12
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth, Australia

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nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El and then admire the masterpieces at Villa des Arts de Casablanca.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Casablanca day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Casablanca is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Casablanca at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El
Villa des Arts de Casablanca ©
Villa des Arts de Casablanca

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Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St Andrew, admire the striking features of Place du Grand 9 Avril 1947, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Conil, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Petit Socco, and finally view the masterpieces at Bleu de Fes.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tangier attractions app .

Getting from Casablanca to Tangier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Tangier

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Bleu de Fes ©
Bleu de Fes
Petit Socco ©
Petit Socco
Galerie Conil ©
Galerie Conil

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nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned, take in the spiritual surroundings of The King's Chapel, get a taste of the local shopping with Face Frames Gallery, then stroll through Commonwealth Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Catalan Bay. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Tangier to Gibraltar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park
Catalan Bay ©
Catalan Bay
The King's Chapel ©
The King's Chapel

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Puente de San Bernardo, steep yourself in history at Las Duenas, then steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally head outdoors with Parque de Oromana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hospital de los Venerables, play a few rounds at Real Club De Golf De Sevilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then take in the views from Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), and finally steep yourself in history at Real Fabrica De Tabacos.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville online day trip planner .

Getting from Gibraltar to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in December, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Real Club De Golf De Sevilla
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Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory
Hospital de los Venerables ©
Hospital de los Venerables
Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana) ©

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Palacio Nacional de Mafra and Baleal Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo Espichel and Oficina - Museu. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Castelo de Sesimbra (in Sesimbra), Peniche (Igreja Paroquial de Sao Pedro de Peniche & Berlengas Archipelago) and Praia Foz do Arelho (in Caldas da Rainha). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento- Ciencia Viva, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Lisbon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Peniche, Sesimbra, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Praia Foz do Arelho, Oficina - Museu
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Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Cabo Espichel ©
Cabo Espichel
Baleal Beach
Baleal Beach

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nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 29th (Tue), stroll through Playa de Matalenas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de la Virgen del Mar, and then Head underground at Cueva Covalanas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sopelana Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo del Ferrocarril, and then see the interesting displays at Gernika Peace Museum Foundation.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bilbao road trip planning app .

You can fly from Lisbon to Bilbao in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Bilbao. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santander, Basilica de Santa Maria, Palacio Lezama Leguizamon, Torre Loizaga, Cueva Covalanas
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Cueva Covalanas ©
Cueva Covalanas
Ermita de la Virgen del Mar ©
Ermita de la Virgen del Mar
Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Palazzo Barolo, look for gifts at I Sapori del Piemonte, view the masterpieces at Mostra Steve Mc Curry, see the interesting displays at MEF Museo Ettore Fico, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Radio e della Televisione, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bilbao to Turin by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bilbao in December: high temperatures in Turin hover around 8°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mostra Steve Mc Curry
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Palazzo Barolo ©
Palazzo Barolo
MEF Museo Ettore Fico ©
MEF Museo Ettore Fico
Museo della Radio e della Televisione ©

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Aare Gorge. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Mythenregion, then stroll through Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turin to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lucerne when traveling from Turin in January, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Lucerne

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, Mythenregion, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg
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Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Haus der Musik - Fruchtkasten am Schillerplatz, see the interesting displays at Erfahrungsfeld der Sinne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Lorch, then Head underground at Barenhohle Sonnenbuhl, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkirche. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hirsau Schloss, contemplate the long history of Hermann Hesse Museum, then explore the ancient world of Castle Waldeck, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche Herrenberg, and finally see the interesting displays at Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip maker app .

You can drive from Lucerne to Stuttgart in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. January in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Adenau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Calw, Barenhohle Sonnenbuhl, Marienkirche, Kloster Lorch, Stiftskirche Herrenberg
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Hermann Hesse Museum ©
Hermann Hesse Museum
Kloster Lorch ©
Kloster Lorch
Castle Waldeck ©
Castle Waldeck

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Adenau, Germany

Adenau ©
Adenau is a town in the High Eifel in Germany. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Are Castle, trek along Rotweinwanderweg, then examine the collection at Nostalgikum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nurburg Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Adenau trip planner .

Drive from Stuttgart to Adenau in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dortmund.

Things to do in Adenau

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Altenahr, Nurburg Castle, Nostalgikum
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Are Castle ©
Are Castle
Nostalgikum ©
Nostalgikum
Nurburg Castle ©
Nurburg Castle

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Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund ©
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): trek along Sambatrasse, look for all kinds of wild species at Sengbachtalsperre, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Drahtmuseum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Lieberhausen. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Binarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lambertikirche, then shop like a local with Galerie Nettels, and finally see the interesting displays at Hohenhof.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dortmund trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Adenau to Dortmund in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dortmund

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Muenster, Sengbachtalsperre, Hohenhof, Kirche Lieberhausen, Deutsches Drahtmuseum
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Deutsches Drahtmuseum ©
Deutsches Drahtmuseum
Hohenhof ©
Hohenhof
Kirche Lieberhausen ©
Kirche Lieberhausen

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum), and finally get engrossed in the history at Palace of Tears. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow, admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, then get outside with Karl Foerster Garten, and finally see the interesting displays at Stasi Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Berlin day trip site .

Take a train from Dortmund to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Potsdam, Karl Foerster Garten
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Museum fuer Naturkunde ©
Museum fuer Naturkunde
Stasi Museum ©
Stasi Museum
Karl Foerster Garten ©
Karl Foerster Garten

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wallbergbahn and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gnadenkapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, admire the masterpieces at Buchheim Museum der Phantasie, then see the interesting displays at Munter-Haus, and finally see the interesting displays at Geigenbaumuseum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Munich sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wallbergbahn, St. Martin's Church, Geigenbaumuseum, Buchheim Museum of Imagination, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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Geigenbaumuseum ©
Geigenbaumuseum
Wallbergbahn ©
Wallbergbahn
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim ©

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