15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
1
Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
2
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
4
Salerno, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Fira, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Lagos, Nigeria

1
day
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Red Door Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarkwa Bay Beach, then contemplate the long history of Freedom Park Lagos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of Christ.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lagos vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. April in Lagos sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tarkwa Bay Beach ©
Tarkwa Bay Beach
The Cathedral Church of Christ ©
The Cathedral Church of Christ
Red Door Art Gallery ©
Red Door Art Gallery

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Les Gorges du Verdon and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Suquet and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Promenade du Paillon (in Nice) and Villa Kerylos (in Beaulieu-sur-Mer). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Ile Sainte-Marguerite.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cannes trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lagos to Cannes. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lagos in April, with highs in Cannes at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nice, River Rafting & Tubing, Villa Kerylos, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Spas

3
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Get outdoors at Jardin Exotique de Monaco and Monte Carlo Country Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Japanese Gardens and Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, appreciate the history behind Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial, make a trip to Place du Palais, and see the interesting displays at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip maker website .

Drive from Cannes to Monte-Carlo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Port de Fontvieille
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Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Monte Carlo Country Club ©
Monte Carlo Country Club
Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial ©
Juan Manuel Fangio Memorial

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day
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Monte-Carlo to Salerno takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in April, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Vietri sul Mare
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Giardino della Minerva ©
Giardino della Minerva
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Akrotiri LightHouse. Escape the urban bustle at Skaros Rock and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Vlychada) and Perivolos (in Perivolos). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and go for a walk through Oia's Main Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Salerno to Fira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santorini, Vlychada, Oia, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

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