40 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

40 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Gogh Museum and ARTIS. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: De Candelaer (in Delft), Lisse (Keukenhof & LAM) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Japanese Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route builder app.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Surabaya to Amsterdam, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Amsterdam is cooler than Surabaya - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 7:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jardin Majorelle and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 11th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at High Atlas Mountains.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech online tour planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Marrakech in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect nights in Marrakech to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Pisa.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Pisa, Italy

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, then steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pisa trip planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Pisa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Pisa. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in June: highs in Pisa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Siena, Italy

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Family-friendly places like Val d'Orcia and Piazza del Campo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Via di Gracciano nel Corso (in Montepulciano) and San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Torre Grossa, &more). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, pause for some serene contemplation at San Francesco, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Siena sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Siena to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Siena to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Siena in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:

Goreme, Turkey

— 6 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, stroll through Uchisar Castle, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online tour builder.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Goreme. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.