25 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

25 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

1
day
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cairo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Cairo is a bit cooler than Kuwait City - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Zoo Aquarium de Madrid make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and ponder the design of Plaza de Cibeles.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder .

Getting from Cairo to Madrid by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Madrid is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in August, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions site .

Getting from Madrid to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Ufschotti Park, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Katzensee.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Interlaken (Speed Boats Tours, Seilpark Interlaken, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, trek along The Eiger Trail, stroll through Grosse Scheidegg, and admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald day trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle, then admire the sheer force of Iffigfall, and then let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Trottiland and then hit the slopes at Adelboden.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Adelboden
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Iffigfall ©
Iffigfall
Adelboden ©
Adelboden
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

5
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zermatt trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. On the 25th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
Monta Rosa Hutte ©
Monta Rosa Hutte

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