44 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

44 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
6
Tangier, Morocco
— 3 nights
7
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
9
Catania, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
11
Messina, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
13
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
14
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
15
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

2
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, thenexplore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Tower of London, and finally make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London road trip planning app.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in London hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

4
nights
Madrid, 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, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and get outside with Picnic Madrid.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from London to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, Madrid is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Albayzin, wander the streets of Sacromonte, thencontemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Generalife, thenstep into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip builder tool.

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Granada are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and finally make a trip to Puerto de Málaga. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque de Malaga, thencontemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malaga journey planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Parque de Malaga ©
Parque de Malaga

2
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Upper Rock Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, thenmake a trip to The Rock of Gibraltar, and finally make a trip to Grand Casemates Square.

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

Drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malaga in May: highs in Gibraltar hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
Upper Rock Nature Reserve ©
Upper Rock Nature Reserve
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave

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Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Step out of Tangier with an excursion to Church of San Bartholomew in Asilah--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Gran Teatro Cervantes, contemplate the long history of Tangier Casbah, and don't miss a visit to Moise Nahon Synagogue.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tangier tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Tangier, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Church of San Bartholomew
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Church of San Bartholomew ©
Church of San Bartholomew
Moise Nahon Synagogue ©
Moise Nahon Synagogue

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Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Casablanca: Rabat (Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammad V, &more). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Quartier Habous, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Moroccan Judaism.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Casablanca holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Tangier to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Casablanca sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rabat
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

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nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Amazonite, thendeepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech, thensteep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, thenstroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech travel route planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. When traveling from Casablanca in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Syracuse (Chiesa del Carmine, Duomo di Siracusa, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, see Off-Road Tours, take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Catania trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Catania in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in May; daily highs in Catania reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

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Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, walk around Villa Comunale, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, thendon't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, browse the collection at Biblioteca Comunale Sant' Agostino, go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, thenstop by New Mamma Mia, thenstroll through Isola Bella, and finally see the interesting displays at Pavone Francesco.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taormina trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Catania to Taormina in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Taormina, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Messina.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

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Messina, Italy

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 5th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, thenget great views at Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Camillo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Milazzo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Messina online vacation planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Messina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria, Scilla, Castello di Milazzo
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
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Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Colosseum and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip tool.

You can fly from Messina to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and examine the collection at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moscow day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Moscow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Moscow. In June, Moscow is little chillier than Rome - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take a tour of Cruiser Aurora, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
On the 19th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kensington Gardens, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally walk around St. James's Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Hyde Park, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

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Fly from St. Petersburg to London in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to London. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

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