36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Palazzo Mocenigo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, wander the streets of Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Campanile di Giotto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Roman Forum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Marrakech, Morocco — 2 nights

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 22nd (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip builder app.

Fly from Rome to Marrakech in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in February, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Quinta da Regaleira and Centro Historico de Cascais will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiado and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon route planning tool.

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Marrakech in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and La Boqueria. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, stop by Carrero Malda, engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.
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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva itinerary planner.

You can fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in March; daily highs in Geneva reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along Seine River, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 7th (Tue), examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then stop by SUMSUM Amsterdam, and finally examine the collection at Body Worlds.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Berlin, Germany — 1 night

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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

Plan my day in Berlin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then make a trip to Staromestske namesti. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hradcany, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Planning Prague trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hofburg, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning tool.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. March in Vienna sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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Belgium travel guide

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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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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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