22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

22 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights

2
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). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online itinerary planner.

Knoxville, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Knoxville to Lisbon. Traveling from Knoxville in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lisbon, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, thentake a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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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): explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, thenget to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and finally examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto in November, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and make a trip to Plaza de Santa Marta.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Seville is 1 hour. While traveling from Marrakech, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Food Tours
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, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planning website.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in November, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour planner.

Fly from Madrid to Luxor in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Madrid to Luxor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect nights in Luxor to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): walk around Al-Azhar Park and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairo road trip tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to 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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, visit El Barri Gòtic, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder website.

Getting from Istanbul to Barcelona by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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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