50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne, France
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Head to Covent Garden and Harrodsfor plenty of shopping. When in London, make a side trip to see Bosham Quay in Bosham, approximately Bosham away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

York, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Escape the urban bustle at Peak Mountaineering and York Bird of Prey Centre. Chatsworth House and York Shambles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore York's surroundings by going to Durham (Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, don't miss a visit to Castle Howard, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the York trip site.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and Elie Beach. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh), Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh route planner.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Greystones to see Vagabond Tours about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., walk around St Stephens Green, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallarus Oratory and St James' Church. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, look for gifts at Louis Mulcahy Pottery, and take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To plan Dingle vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 2 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 19th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tramore Beach. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online holiday builder.

Getting from Dingle to Kilkenny by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally stop by Livraria Lello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Liberdade Square, kick back and relax at Praia de Miramar, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kilkenny to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Kilkenny, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Feathers & Scales and Praia de Carcavelos will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Belém Tower, and visit Alfama.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

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.
Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Jemaa el-Fna and The Marrakchi Guide. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Marrakech online tour planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Marrakech by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon in June, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Baths
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Sevilla and Barrio Santa Cruz. Step out of Seville with an excursion to Parque Nacional de Donana in Sanlucar de Barrameda--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville vacation website.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Marrakech, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Camino de Ronda and Scuba & Snorkeling. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu), Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach & Lloret Beach) and San Pol Beach (in S'Agaro). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online holiday planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Carcassonne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier nights in Carcassonne, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Get in touch with nature at Castel Plage and Promenade du Paillon. Get some cultural insight at La Croisette and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Change things up with a short trip to Le Suquet in Cannes (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in July, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.