40 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

40 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Grenoble, France
— 3 nights
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
8
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
9
Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
10
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
11
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
12
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
13
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montmartre and Île de la Cité. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. June in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Grenoble.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Grenoble, France

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 15th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Chambéry Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castle Sassenage, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie des 4 Vallees, and then head outdoors with Chute de la Druise.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grenoble trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Grenoble takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Grenoble can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Chambéry Cathedral, Castle Sassenage, Chute de la Druise, Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme, Distillerie des 4 Vallees
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme ©
Site Naturel du Cirque de Saint-Meme
Musee de la Revolution Francaise ©
Musee de la Revolution Francaise

3
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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Rade de Toulon, thenkick back and relax at Plage La Capte, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Grenoble to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, Marseille is a bit warmer than Grenoble - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arles, Hyeres, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Rade de Toulon, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through El Born, thensee the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner.

Fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Xativa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, thenwander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, thensee the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de la Patacona.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Valencia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Playa de la Patacona, Castell de Xativa
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Playa de la Patacona ©
Playa de la Patacona

2
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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, thenzoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo, thenidentify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, and then examine the collection at Museo Lara.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Valencia to Malaga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Malaga sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Ronda, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

4
nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nejjarine and Art D'Argile. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Arab Baths. Go for a jaunt from Fes to Meknes to see Meknes Medina about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: visit Medina of Fez, admire the landmark architecture of Bab Bou Jeloud, contemplate the long history of Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), and identify plant and animal life at Morocco Easy Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fes road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Malaga to Fes in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Malaga to Fes, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Malaga in June: highs in Fes hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Meknes Medina, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 1st (Mon), kick back and relax at Ain Diab, thentake in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin L'Hermitage, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenexplore the world behind art at Villa des Arts de Casablanca, and finally wander the streets of Quartier Habous.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip planner.

Drive from Fes to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in June, expect nights in Casablanca to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Ain Diab ©
Ain Diab
Villa des Arts de Casablanca ©
Villa des Arts de Casablanca

7
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Climbing Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, hike along Berber Ecomuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Women's Museum - Marrakech.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Climbing Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Tue), stop by Flouka de Mogador and then explore the galleries of Galerie la Kasbah. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in July, expect nights in Essaouira to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Walking tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

2
nights
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 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, thendon't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, and then kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenkick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then explore the galleries of Cerro da Vila.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Essaouira to Lagos with the Route module. Traveling from Essaouira in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Lagos. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Albufeira, Cerro da Vila
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Dona Ana ©
Praia Dona Ana

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, see the interesting displays at Fundacao Jose Saramago, thentake an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Lagos in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
On the 16th (Tue), do a tasting at Porto Augusto's and then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), thenget to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, and finally examine the collection at O Navio Gil Eannes.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Porto Augusto's, Largo da Oliveira, O Navio Gil Eannes
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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