22 days in Africa, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

22 days in Africa, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
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Algiers, Algeria
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Tripoli, Libya
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Cairo, Egypt
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Juba, South Sudan
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

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.
Family-friendly places like Jardin Majorelle and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

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London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Algiers.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Algiers, Algeria

— 1 night

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma, then see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, and then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers.

Plan trip to Algiers with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Marrakech to Algiers in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Algiers. In December, daytime highs in Algiers are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tunis.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Tunis, Tunisia

— 1 night
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Roumouz, then explore the galleries of The National Bardo Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tunis trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Algiers to Tunis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tripoli.

Things to do in Tunis

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Tripoli, Libya

— 1 night

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tripoli road trip app.

You can fly from Tunis to Tripoli in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tunis to Tripoli due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Cairo, Egypt

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tripoli to Cairo takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Juba.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Juba, South Sudan

— 1 night
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Main Mosque.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Juba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Juba takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Juba hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Melbourne, Australia

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Royal Botanic Gardens and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Juba to Melbourne with the Route module. Traveling from Juba to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Juba in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, get great views at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Zurich takes 24.5 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Morocco travel guide

4.1
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Algeria travel guide

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Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Beaches
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.

Libya travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

South Sudan travel guide

2.3
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
South Sudan became the world's youngest nation in 2011, with the splitting of the continents largest state. The civil war that preceded the separation would inevitably leave deep traces on the psyche of the people and the stability of the political situation, but any initial optimism was quickly dimmed with government forces and rebel groups once more at war. The country boasts a fascinating mix of tribes and cultures and provides the setting for the second largest animal migration in the world, with antelopes crossing large swathes of the country. Despite this, holidays in South Sudan appeal to only a few daring travelers--tourism sector remains undeveloped and infrastructure lacking.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.