31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 day
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Marrakech, Morocco — 6 nights

Red City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Le Jardin Secret, Dar Si Said Museum and Moroccan Sahara. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: highs in Marrakech hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've added Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, Sky Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Marrakech in November, plan for colder days in London, with highs around 13°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You've added Ghent City Center, Vrijdagmarkt, The Chocolate Line Bruges, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Markt, then take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): gain insight with Legends Free Walking Tours, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then make a trip to Burg Square, then don't miss a visit to Vrijdagmarkt, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from London to Bruges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges. In November, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mont des Arts as well as Parc du Cinquantenaire. On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mont des Arts.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Grand Ducal Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Grund.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City route planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 1 night

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jakobskirche, then wander the streets of Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, and finally make a trip to Das Plonlein.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rothenburg visit planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Rothenburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hauptmarkt, Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and then hunt for treasures at Hauptmarkt.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 2 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Burg Hohenzollern, Lichtenstein Castle and Public Library Stuttgart. On the 2nd (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, then make a trip to Konigstrasse, and finally browse the collection at Public Library Stuttgart. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, then explore the historical opulence of Lichtenstein Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Burg Hohenzollern.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Neuschwanstein Castle Tour as well as Viktualienmarkt. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Munich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaduz.
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vaduz online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munich to Vaduz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 1 day

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Altstadt von Innsbruck, Town Tower (Stadtturm) and Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm), then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Innsbruck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 3 nights

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
You've now added Gosauseen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Hallstatter See, then go deep underground at Salzwelten Hallstatt, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, then make a trip to Central Square Marktplatz, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally explore the activities along Gosauseen.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hallstatt tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Hallstatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Hofburg.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Vienna itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bratislava sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 15th (Thu), pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning website.

Drive from Bratislava to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Liechtenstein travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.
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