60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Genoa, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Braies, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
12
Venice, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Train + Shuttle + Fly:  8 h
14
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

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.
Visiting Pico do Arieiro and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Monte Palace Madeira. It doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and get great views at Cabo Girao.

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Philadelphia, USA to Funchal is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Funchal. In May in Funchal, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
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Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Saadian Tombs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balloon Rides and Medersa Ben Youssef. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Marrakech takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Funchal, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barrio Santa Cruz and Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Casa de Pilatos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Paddock Paradise Ronda, &more) and Cordoba (Roman Bridge, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Omnium Sanctorum, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seville travel route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Marrakech in May, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (79°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba, Ronda
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar of Segovia and The Walls of Avila. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Avila (in Avila), Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

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Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

6
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 Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Parc Guell and Las Ramblas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc de Montjuic.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Camino de Ronda, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Dali Theatre-Museum, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
night
Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Grandvalira, then pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, and then admire the verdant scenery at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Escaldes-Engordany online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Escaldes-Engordany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters
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Grandvalira ©
Grandvalira
Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley ©
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Cathédrale La Major are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Hyeres (Notre Dame de Consolation & Eglise Anglicane). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, get engrossed in the history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and hike along Sentier Littoral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip site.

Traveling by car from Escaldes-Engordany to Marseille takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bandol, Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Chartreuse de la Verne
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©

6
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.
Saint-Paul de Vence and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze), Les Balcons du Cap Roux (in Saint-Raphael) and Chapelle Saint-Francois de Paule (in Frejus). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at La Madone d'Utelle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice route planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Sainte-Maxime, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Utelle, Entrevaux
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, don't miss a visit to Prince's Palace, examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Les Grands Chais Monegasques, steep yourself in history at Vieux Monaco, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take in the waterfront at Monte Carlo Harbor.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planning website.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Vieux Monaco ©
Vieux Monaco
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee

7
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Escape the urban bustle at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Grotte di Toirano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Budello di Alassio (in Alassio), Albenga (Centro Storico di Albenga & Cattedrale di San Michele Arcangelo) and Castello di Castano (in Agazzano). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rivalta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, and see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Braies.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pisa, Cinque Terre, Grinzane Cavour, Albenga, Grotte di Toirano
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Castello di Rivalta ©
Castello di Rivalta
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour

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Braies, Italy

Braies ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, hike along Escursione sul Monte Specie, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Braies visit planning tool.

Getting from Genoa to Braies by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Genoa, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Braies, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago di Dobbiaco
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies

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nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella), Mantua (Camera degli Sposi, Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, &more) and Padua (Scoletta del Santo, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip builder tool.

You can drive from Braies to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Mantua, Verona, Aquileia, Brescia
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
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City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titan, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santo Marino, then steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, then explore the historical opulence of Guaita, and finally contemplate the long history of Montale Tower.

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You can drive from Venice to City of San Marino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in City of San Marino, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Guaita ©
Guaita
Cesta Tower ©
Cesta Tower
Montale Tower ©
Montale Tower

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Basilica da Santissima Trindade. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Capela dos Ossos will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora), Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the galleries of Igreja de Sao Roque, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning website.

Getting from City of San Marino to Lisbon by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from City of San Marino to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Fatima, Evora, Batalha Monastery
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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