50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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50 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 19 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam vacation planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Rathaus, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vienna itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

19
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Lake Bled, Ojstrica, & more), Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Planica Nordic Centre (in Ratece). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, put a fun spin on your tour with Unlock Ljubljana, and have some family-friendly fun at Horror House.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Vienna to Ljubljana by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Planica Nordic Centre, Lake Bohinj, Predjama Castle
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Room Escape Games
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Photography Tours

6
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Lisbon in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in February, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

8
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Toubkal in Imlil (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech vacation planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Enjoy Amsterdam some more: explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and make a trip to Dam Square.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit site .

Getting from Marrakech to Amsterdam by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Marrakech to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in February, expect nights in Amsterdam to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are cooler, around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ©
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Dam Square ©
Dam Square

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