22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Knoxville, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Knoxville, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

Knoxville, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Knoxville to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Knoxville in November since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and then stop by Livraria Lello.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. November in Porto sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Jemaa el-Fnaa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, then stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and finally examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Porto to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Porto in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Seville, Spain

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip app .

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marrakech to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Marrakech, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
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: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in November, with highs in Madrid at 59°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
day
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip builder tool .

Getting from Madrid to Luxor by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in November, you will find days in Luxor are warmer (84°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): walk around Al-Azhar Park and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, visit Ortakoy, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker site .

You can fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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