25 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

25 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Faro, Portugal
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Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
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Sagres, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus to Lagos, Train to Olhao
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Olhao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 1 day
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Narbonne, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Monastir, Tunisia
— 1 night
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Sousse, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Nice, France
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Faro, Portugal

— 2 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
On the 13th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Faro Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Massagens no Sotao.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Faro trip planner.

Paris, France to Faro is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Faro. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Faro hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Lagos, Portugal

— 1 night

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vau Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Alvor Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Faro to Lagos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Lagos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Sagres, Portugal

— 2 nights

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sagres attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Sagres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Olhao on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Sagres

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Olhao, Portugal

— 2 nights
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olhao visit planner.

Drive from Sagres to Olhao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Olhao are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Olhao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planning app.

You can drive from Olhao to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olhao to Seville due to the time zone difference. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

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Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

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

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Valencia, Spain

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Granada to Valencia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and finally don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in October, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Perpignan.

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Perpignan, France

— 1 day
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Jean, contemplate the long history of Castillet, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perpignan tour planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Perpignan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Perpignan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Narbonne.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Spas

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Narbonne, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Just, get outside with Etang Du Doul Et De La Saline, and then admire the striking features of Abbaye de Fontfroide.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Narbonne trip maker site.

You can drive from Perpignan to Narbonne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Narbonne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Nice, France

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Getting from Narbonne to Nice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monastir.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Monastir, Tunisia

— 1 night
Known for its imposing 8th-century fortress, the coastal city of Monastir offers visitors pristine beaches, a scenic waterfront, and a number of historic buildings to admire.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): ride a horse along EkiClub, then explore the ancient world of Ribat of Monastir, then steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Monastir Marina. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Musee du Costume Traditionnel and then get engrossed in the history at Musee Archeologique de Moknine.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monastir itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nice to Monastir. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Monastir at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Monastir

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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Sousse, Tunisia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Sahel

Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE. The maze-like streets of the walled medina reveal a number of Sousse attractions, from historic mosques and landmark buildings, to the well-preserved "ribat" fortress and a vibrant, bustling marketplace.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hunt for treasures at Medina of Sousse.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sousse online travel route planner.

Sousse is very close to Monastir. In November in Sousse, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tunis.

Things to do in Sousse

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Tunis, Tunisia

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tunis: Hammamet (Yasmin Hammamet & Medina of Hammamet). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The National Bardo Museum, look for gifts at Rose Mandarine, make a trip to Centro storico, and explore the ancient world of Baths of Antoninus.

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Drive from Sousse to Tunis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tunis to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Tunis in November, things will get a bit cooler in Nice: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Algarve travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Theme Parks
Occupying the southernmost portion of Portugal's mainland, Algarve is wholeheartedly devoted to tourism and continuously ranks among Europe's top holiday destinations. Nearly 10 million annual visitors include Algarve on their itineraries, drawn mostly by the region's developed coastline, boasting nearly 200 km (125 mi) of impeccable beaches. Farther away from the water, the region offers an extensive network of hiking trails, ideal for active vacationers seeking a chance to explore a rugged southwestern corner of Europe once considered the very end of the world. If you need a few urban things to do on your vacation, head for the regional capital Faro, featuring a lively Old Town full of plazas, pedestrian lanes, and outdoor cafes.

Andalucia travel guide

4.7
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.

Tunis Governorate travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Museums · Ruins
Tunis Governorate is the smallest and most populated of the twenty-four governorates of Tunisia. It covers an urban and suburban area on the Gulf of Tunis on the north-east coast covering and has a population of 1,056,247 with some agriculture and amenity land including parts of national parks. Its capital is that of the country, Tunis.Physical geography and economyThe Tunis Governorate is the largest industrial center in the country. Opening on the Mediterranean Sea, the governorate has a Mediterranean climate with annual rainfall reaching 470 mm. The area tapers towards the port and forms a narrow alluvial belt stretching westward, a distance of approximately 20km², taking in much farmland and two small freshwater lakes. The Medjerda River rising in Algeria has its much-diverted mouths in this area and its natural mouth would have discharged into the saltwater harbour around which neighbouring provinces have quarters of the central metropolitan area of Tunis. To the immediate south-west of the city centre is large freshwater lake, exceeding the size of the city centre fed by a distributive canal of the Medjerda. Its banks includes cultivated land to the west and the small Foret de Sijoumi to the east, with suburbs largely to the other sides. The urban area reaches over half of the length of the province. A very large market and hospitals area in the west of the capital is supplemented by wide roads and flyovers as well as three of the country's largest railway stations to make for a highly developed city centre in terms of trade and connectivity.The area includes a container-handling port including large ferries to Salerno, Civitavecchia, Genoa, Palermo and Trapani in Italy and to Marseille in France. Its international airport and railway hub support its status as an established hub in hosting the government departments, stock exchange and major business headquarters of Tunisia. Culturally its national and international museum, the Bardo Museum hosts relics from each of the historic periods of western Mediterranean civilization and important works of art often in the manner of the classics or early Islamic tradition. This along with themed smaller museums and galleries, its mosques, souqs, traditional hotels, restaurants and nearby headlands, national parks and beaches make Tunis itself a major tourist destination.

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