15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Vasilikos, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Stintino, Italy
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Cairo, Egypt — 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
On the 5th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and then contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online travel route planner.

San Diego, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. In August, Cairo is somewhat warmer than San Diego - with highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
On the 7th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, stroll through Paradise Beach, and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Cairo to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, stroll through Red Beach, and learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Greece — 2 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas Church, surround yourself with nature on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, and then stroll through Gerakas Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at St Nicholas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Vrahos Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Bochali View Point.

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Traveling by flight from Fira to Vasilikos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vasilikos when traveling from Fira in August, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Plaka, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker app.

Getting from Vasilikos to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vasilikos in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Stintino.
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Stintino, Italy — 1 night

Stintino is a coastal comune (municipality) in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 35km northwest of Sassari.GeographyStintino is located on the peninsula of the same name, running from Nurra plain to the Asinara Island, part of the Asinara National Park, for which Stintino is the nearer embarkment place. On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Torre della Pelosa and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stintino road trip tool.

You can fly from Athens to Stintino in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Stintino. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Stintino dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mallorca on foot, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, then don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born, and finally see some colorful creatures with Big Blue Diving.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Stintino to Palma de Mallorca in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Santorini travel guide

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Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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