24 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

24 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and National Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Wallace Collection and Lord's Cricket Ground. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and see the interesting displays at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our London visit app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to London due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 21st (Sat), shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, visit Ile Saint-Louis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, and finally stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, then stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally view the masterpieces at Bressanello Artstudio.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Venice reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Pisa and Walls of Monteriggioni. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala (in Siena), Pisa (Knights’ Square, Camposanto, &more) and Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Museum and Crypt of Capuchins. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and explore the ancient world of Terme di Caracalla.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Pyramids of Giza and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and The Coptic Museum. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Mall of Egypt in 6th of October City, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairo itinerary site.

Getting from Rome to Cairo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Rome - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Alexandria, Egypt

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya.

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Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for slightly colder days in Alexandria, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, then examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan route planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Milan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Alexandria to Milan is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alexandria in September, with highs in Milan at 28°C and lows at 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.