36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Braga, Portugal
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Paris. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in September: highs in Paris hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Malaga Cathedral (in Malaga) and Nerja (Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Nerja Book Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Alhambra, get your game on at El Reino Escape Room, and don't miss a visit to Court of the Lions.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga Cathedral
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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Tangier, Morocco

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 17th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tangier online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Granada to Tangier in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tangier, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours
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Walking tours

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Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planning app.

Getting from Tangier to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tangier to Seville due to the time zone difference. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Food Tours
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then stroll through Praia Do Vau, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, explore the fascinating underground world of Algar de Benagil, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tres Castelos Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos travel route builder app.

Drive from Seville to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Lagos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Algar de Benagil
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Algar de Benagil ©
Algar de Benagil
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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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 out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Five Historic Photography Studio). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Funchal, Portugal

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.
On the 26th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Caravel Art Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then identify plant and animal life at Laurissilva Forest.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Funchal trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Lisbon in September, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Braga.

Things to do in Funchal

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Laurissilva Forest
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest

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Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden of Santa Barbara, then stroll around Largo Carlos Amarante, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Fluvial de Adaufe.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Braga route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Braga takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Funchal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Braga, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Porto.

Things to do in Braga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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The Garden of Santa Barbara ©
The Garden of Santa Barbara
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte

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Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Liberdade Square, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip maker.

Traveling by car from Braga to Porto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Porto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid journey planning app.

You can fly from Porto to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valencia tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Valencia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Food Tours
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain

Santa Eulalia del Rio ©
Offering a mix of nature, culture, and entertainment, a vacation in Santa Eulalia del Rio provides a quintessential Ibiza experience.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Platja de ses Salines, then see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Eulalia del Rio holiday planner.

Getting from Valencia to Santa Eulalia del Rio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Santa Eulalia del Rio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ibiza Town
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, then stroll through Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Path N. 6D and then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Eulalia del Rio to Cinque Terre. Traveling from Santa Eulalia del Rio in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip maker.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in October: highs in Milan hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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