56 days in Caribbean, Africa & Europe Itinerary

56 days in Caribbean, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  27 h
1
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
13
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

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 Playa La Vacama. Get in touch with nature at Macao Beach and Hoyo Azul. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Punta Espada Golf Course.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Punta Cana online journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Punta Cana is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 14 hours. In December, Punta Cana is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can 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
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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 still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Marrakech travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Punta Cana to Marrakech in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Punta Cana in December, plan for slightly colder days in Marrakech, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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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 Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and stop by Bairro Alto.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, 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 (18°C), and nights are about the same (8°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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Chiado ©
Chiado
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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 Catedral Primada. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Caixa Forum, get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, and take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Passeig de Gracia and Joan Miro Foundation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Picasso capture your imagination. Do your shopping at La Croisette and Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Cannes (Marche Forville, Rue d'Antibes, &more) and Galerie Gabel (in Biot). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin, hunt for treasures at Marché provençal, view the masterpieces at Galerie du Faune, and stop by Maison Auer.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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 National Portrait Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Wallace Collection and Houses of Parliament. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Sir John Soane's Museum, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nice to London in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to 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 Pergamonmuseum and Palace of Tears. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topography of Terror and Neues Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and take a stroll through Mitte.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. 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 Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Mus.e Firenze. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence visit planner.

Getting from Berlin to Florence by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
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 Cupola di San Pietro. Pantheon and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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, then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls, then indulge 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, then take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Samostan Sv.klare.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rome to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

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

1
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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, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, and finally wander the streets of Skadarlija.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Belgrade by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Belgrade is little chillier than Dubrovnik - with highs of 5°C and lows of -2°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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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). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, explore the galleries of Eleni Marneri Galerie, and view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens tour planner.

Fly from Belgrade to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in January, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

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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