22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
train:  17​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + train + bus:  30​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Huelva, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
7
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Oslo, Norway

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin road trip planning app .

Oslo, Norway to Berlin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Strandbar Mitte ©
Strandbar Mitte

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo da Roca and Castle of the Moors. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Fly from Berlin to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Castelo dos Mouros, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
We've included these beaches for you: Falesia Beach and Praia dos Salgados. Step off the beaten path and head to Praia Da Rocha and Praia marinha. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Carvoeiro Beach (in Carvoeiro) and Praia de Alvor (in Portimao). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água, kick back and relax at Praia da Coelha, and browse the exhibits of Cerro da Vila.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira day trip planning site .

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Albufeira are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Huelva.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Carvoeiro Beach, Praia da Marinha, Cerro da Vila
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Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha

2
nights
Huelva, Spain

Huelva ©
Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Parador, then take in the waterfront at Muelle de las Carabelas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Playa Nueva Umbria and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Gaviota.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Huelva travel route builder .

You can drive from Albufeira to Huelva in 2 hours. Traveling from Albufeira to Huelva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albufeira in July: highs in Huelva hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Huelva

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Del Parador, Playa Nueva Umbria, Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez, Muelle de las Carabelas, Playa de La Gaviota
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Muelle de las Carabelas ©
Muelle de las Carabelas
Playa Nueva Umbria ©
Playa Nueva Umbria
Playa de La Gaviota ©
Playa de La Gaviota

1
night
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Rabat Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then stroll through Plage de Rabat. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rabat driving holiday app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Huelva to Rabat. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Huelva in July, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Hassan Tower ©
Hassan Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, then don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, and then indulge your taste buds at Chateau La Coste en Provence.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rabat to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rabat to Marseille is 1 hour. Traveling from Rabat in July, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

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nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, and finally stroll through Baia del Silenzio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello d'Albertis, then kick back and relax at Baia di Paraggi, and then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Genoa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Genoa to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Baia di Paraggi, Area Marina Protetta Portofino
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
D'Albertis Castle ©
D'Albertis Castle

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sabbianera Super Beach and V Lounge Beach Club. Explore hidden gems such as Point Break and Riva di Polline. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner .

Fly from Genoa to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Genoa in July, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Riva di Polline, Sabbianera Super Beach, Point Break
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Point Break ©
Point Break
V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club

few
hours
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Luxembourg City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Luxembourg City reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock

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