56 days in Caribbean, Africa & Europe Itinerary

56 days in Caribbean, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
8
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
12
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
13
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights

4
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
You'll get in some beach time at Bavaro Beach and Macao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hoyo Azul and Barcelo Lakes Golf Course. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Vacama and tee off at Punta Espada Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Punta Cana is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Punta Cana. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Punta Cana: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach
Hoyo Azul ©
Hoyo Azul

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Koutoubia Mosque. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medersa Ben Youssef. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Punta Cana to Marrakech in 15 hours. Traveling from Punta Cana to Marrakech, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Punta Cana, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiado and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Head to Rossio Square and A Outra Face da Luafor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: visit Bairro Alto, make a trip to Belém Tower, wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Chiado ©
Chiado

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo del Greco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and examine the collection at Caixa Forum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Madrid is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to Passeig de Gracia or La Boqueria. Step off the beaten path and head to Joan Miro Foundation and Nuovum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), make a trip to Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Let the collections at Musee Picasso and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and Avenue Jean Medecin. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Biot (Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI & Galerie Gabel), Cannes (Marche Forville, La Croisette, &more) and Antibes (Marché provençal & Galerie du Faune). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, stop by Maison Auer, and admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nice day trip app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Biot, Le Petit Vigneau Winery, Musee des Coquillages
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

5
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Westminster and Houses of Parliament. Get some cultural insight at Wallace Collection and St. Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Somerset House, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster ©
Westminster

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll explore and learn at Topography of Terror and German Museum of Technology. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Berlin, wander the streets of Mitte, and stop by Potsdamer Platz.

Make your Berlin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Neues Museum ©
Neues Museum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Campanile di Giotto and Piazza del Duomo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip site.

Fly from Berlin to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore ©
Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Church of St. Louis of the French. Colosseum and Galleria Borghese are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rome fast, fun, and easy.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Minceta Fortress, thencontemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Dubrovnik Beer Company, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Cultural Historical Museum, stop by House of Nature, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery TALIR, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Stjepko, thentake in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Samostan Sv.klare.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik journey planner.

You can fly from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Spas

1
night
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 27th (Fri), engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, admire the striking features of Crkva Svetog Marka, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, thenlearn about all things military at Military Museum, and finally wander the streets of Skadarlija.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Belgrade by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Belgrade is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Belgrade

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
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Knez Mihailova ©
Knez Mihailova
Skadarlija ©
Skadarlija
Nikola Tesla Museum ©
Nikola Tesla Museum

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis Museum and Plaka. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Lycabettus and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi, Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip website.

You can fly from Belgrade to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belgrade in January, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nafplio, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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