58 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

58 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Fly to Málaga Airport, Drive to Ceuta
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Ceuta, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to Saïss Airport
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Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Laayoune, Morocco
— 1 night
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Drive to Hassan I Airport, Fly to Gran Canaria Airport, Drive to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Puerto Del Carmen
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt
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Costa Adeje, Spain
— 4 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Praia, Cape Verde
— 2 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
— 3 nights
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Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 5 nights
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Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
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Conakry, Guinea
— 3 nights
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Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 6 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, then explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar online travel planner.

London, UK to Gibraltar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Gibraltar is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ceuta.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Ceuta, Spain

— 2 nights
Ceuta is an 18.5km2 Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa, separated by 14 kilometers from Cadiz province on the Spanish mainland by the Strait of Gibraltar and sharing a 6.4 kilometer land border with M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture in the Kingdom of Morocco. To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ceuta visit planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gibraltar to Ceuta. In December, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fes.

Things to do in Ceuta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fes, Morocco

— 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, then admire the landmark architecture of Bab Bou Jeloud, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ceuta to Fes. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ceuta to Fes. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fes when traveling from Ceuta in December, with lows around 41°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Museums

Casablanca, Morocco

— 3 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Casablanca is known for historic sites, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at KineSPA Casablanca, make a trip to Place Mohammed V, and explore the world behind art at Villa des Arts de Casablanca.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca online trip maker.

Drive from Fes to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Casablanca. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Laayoune, Morocco

— 1 night
For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Laayoune travel route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Laayoune in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Casa de Colon, then take a stroll through Vegueta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Ana, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Viera & Clavijo.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Laayoune to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

— 3 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
When in Puerto Del Carmen, make a side trip to see Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, approximately Playa Blanca away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Timanfaya Nationalpark, get great views at Mirador Del Rio, get in on the family fun at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, and take in the waterfront at Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen vacation tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in December, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Costa Adeje, Spain

— 4 nights
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Parque Rural de Anaga, Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardin Botanico, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Teide, explore the activities along Los Cristianos Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Duque, and appreciate the views at Masca Valley.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Costa Adeje can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Funchal.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Funchal, Portugal

— 3 nights
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta do Riacho, then admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira, and finally walk around Parque de Santa Catarina.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Funchal trip builder app.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Funchal in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

— 5 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Parque Terra Nostra). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Funchal in December: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Praia.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Praia, Cape Verde

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Cabo Verde, Praia represents one of the most renowned commercial centers in Africa.
On the 2nd (Sun), stroll around Praca Alexandre Albuquerque and then don't miss a visit to Farol de D. Maria Pia. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Quebra Canela Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza Real de San Felipe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Rue Banana.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Praia trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Praia. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ponta Delgada in January: high temperatures in Praia hover around 79°F and lows are around 68°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dakar.

Things to do in Praia

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dakar, Senegal

— 3 nights
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plage Popenguine (in Popenguine), Reserve De Bandia (in Saly) and Lagune de la Somone (in Somone). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, and make a trip to Lago Rosa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dakar online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Praia to Dakar. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Praia to Dakar. In January in Dakar, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Nouakchott, Mauritania

— 5 nights
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Nouakchott is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche Capitale, browse the different shops at Al Khaima Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ibn Abbas Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip builder tool.

Fly from Dakar to Nouakchott in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Dakar, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Nouakchott, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bamako.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Bamako, Mali

— 3 nights
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako, hunt for treasures at Bamako Artisan Market, and shop like a local with Bamako City Centre Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bamako trip planner.

Fly from Nouakchott to Bamako in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bamako are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Conakry.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Conakry, Guinea

— 3 nights
Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Go for a jaunt from Conakry to Dubreka to see Les Cascades De La Soumba about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Iles de Los, pause for some serene contemplation at Sante Marie Cathedral, browse the exhibits of National Museum (Musee National), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conakry Grand Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Conakry sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bamako to Conakry by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Bamako in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Conakry, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Conakry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

— 6 nights

Paris of Africa

As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Go for a jaunt from Abidjan to Grand Bassam to see Musee National des Costumes about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin botanique de Bingerville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquee du Plateau, and stop by CAVA - Centre Artisanal de la Ville.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abidjan route maker website.

You can fly from Conakry to Abidjan in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January in Abidjan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monrovia.

Things to do in Abidjan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Monrovia, Liberia

— 3 nights
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monrovia trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Abidjan to Monrovia by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums