59 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

59 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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59 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Busan, South Korea
Fly:  16​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Busan, South Korea

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Cathedral and Houses of Parliament. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and steep yourself in history at 575 Wandsworth Road.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Busan, South Korea to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Busan to London is minus 9 hours. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

7
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

1
day
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 14th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Reykjavik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Charlottenburg Palace and Pergamon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, tour the water at your own pace with Berlin Bootsverleih, make a trip to East Side Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

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Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Berlin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Deutsches Museum and Munich Residenz. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip maker .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. February in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to The Wetterhorn and Lac de Claus. Get some historical perspective at Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Wanderung Bussalp - Bort (in Grindelwald) and Mt. Rigi (in Lucerne). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Enge, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daytime highs in Zurich are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Lac de Claus, Rigi
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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uffizi Galleries and Galleria dell'Accademia. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Siena (Azienda Agricola La Lastra & Siena Cathedral) and Castello di Volpaia (in Radda in Chianti). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Florence is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio, Castello di Volpaia
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

7
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and finally steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Bahia Palace, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech online tour planner .

Fly from Rome to Marrakech in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo for their historical value. Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Palacio de Galiana & Casco Historico de Toledo). On the 23rd (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada - Estacion de Esqui. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the long history of Templo de Debod, and take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip app .

You can fly from Marrakech to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Madrid. In March, Madrid is a bit cooler than Marrakech - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday site .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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