31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
7
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Step out of Paris to go to Rouen and see Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll get in some beach time at Castel Plage and La Ponche Beach. Vieille Ville and La Croisette will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures), Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez) and Plage Naturiste De La Batterie (in Vallauris). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice journey planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage Naturiste De La Batterie, La Croisette, Plage de Gigaro
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dali Theatre-Museum and Museu Picasso. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to see Fenals Beach about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Dali Theatre-Museum, Fenals Beach
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Catedral Primada and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Alcazar of Segovia capture your imagination. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia), The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, The Walls of Avila
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de la Barrosa and Playa El Palmar. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba & Jewish Quarter (Juderia)). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

Before you visit Seville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba, Playa de la Barrosa, Playa El Palmar
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, and then explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip maker app.

You can fly from Seville to Marrakech in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Marrakech

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Explore hidden gems such as Monte Palace Madeira and Cabo Girao. Step out of the city life by going to Pico do Arieiro and Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools. Step out of Funchal to go to Machico and see Ponta de Sao Lourenco, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and indulge your taste buds at Blandy's Wine Lodge.

For maps and tourist information, use the Funchal trip builder website.

You can fly from Marrakech to Funchal in 8 hours. While traveling from Marrakech, expect colder days and about the same nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Cabo Girao
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Monte Palace Madeira ©
Monte Palace Madeira
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra), Convento de Cristo (in Tomar) and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, ponder the design of Rossio Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Lisbon takes 4 hours. While traveling from Funchal, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Evora, Sintra, Convento de Cristo, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©

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