43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 2 nights
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
— 1 night
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Dakar, Senegal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker.

Chennai, India to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London tour planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning website.

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Saint-Louis, Senegal

— 2 nights

Ndar

West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Ethiopiques, explore the striking landscape of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, and then soothe aching muscles at Hotel Mermoz: Le Salon d'Esthetique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Gandiol and then stop by Rama diaw.

Plan trip to Saint-Louis with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lisbon to Saint-Louis. Traveling from Lisbon in May, things will get a bit warmer in Saint-Louis: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bissau.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Shopping · Spas · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

— 1 night
Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, then admire all the interesting features of Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Amura, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Bissau.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bissau online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Saint-Louis to Bissau in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint-Louis in May; daily highs in Bissau reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dakar.

Things to do in Bissau

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Dakar, Senegal

— 2 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with La Galerie Antenna, head off the coast to Island of Goree, then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, and finally examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dakar day trip planning site.

You can fly from Bissau to Dakar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bissau in May, plan for slightly colder days in Dakar, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Dakar

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dakar to Madrid. Traveling from Dakar to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dakar in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome route builder app.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

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.

Senegal travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Generous Country
Senegal boasts plenty of natural and cultural attractions to make it attractive to an international audience. The buzz surrounding the Senegalese music scene is justified, with mbalax dance music particularly popular and influential internationally. Street markets in the main towns, overlooked by the minarets of attractive old mosques, remain among top attractions in Senegal--they're ideal spots to get to know the local culture and eat and shop like a native. The wide river deltas rich in wildlife provide an alternative for visitors looking to escape city life and discover the country's natural charms.

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.