20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
4
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
6
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
7
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

2
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, thensee the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, thenadmire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corfu Town online day trip planner.

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from London to Corfu Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Corfu Town reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Paradise Beach
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Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Greek Folk Art Museum (Museo Ellinikis Laikis Technis). Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, contemplate the long history of Hellenic Parliament, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens online holiday planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. July in Athens sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll get in some beach time at Panormos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Little Venice and Church of Saint George are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Elia Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour builder.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

3
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Visit Perissa Black Sand Beach and Caldera Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Tomato Industrial Museum and La Ponta. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada, Kamari Beach, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, thenidentify plant and animal life at Reptisland, and finally see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. July in Heraklion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Reptisland
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Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fig Tree Bay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco National Forest Park, head outdoors with Cape Greco, thenkick back and relax at Makronissos Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach.

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You can fly from Heraklion to Ayia Napa in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in July: highs in Ayia Napa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

1
night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, thenpause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Giza tour builder website.

Explore your travel options from Ayia Napa to Giza with the Route module. In July in Giza, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre ©
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and explore the striking landscape of Bentler Tabiat Parki.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Giza to Istanbul. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Giza in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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