28 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

28 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Hammamet, Tunisia
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Algiers, Algeria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Laayoune, Morocco
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
9
Victoria, Malta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Crocodile Farm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Djerba Explore Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, and examine the collection at Lalla Hadria Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island online trip builder.

Boston, USA to Djerba Island is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Djerba Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in November, with highs in Djerba Island at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hammamet.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
Musee de Guellala ©
Musee de Guellala

3
nights
Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hammamet: Monastir (Bourghiba Mausoleum & Ribat of Monastir), Medina of Sousse (in Sousse) and Tunis (Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala, Medina of Tunis, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Medina of Hammamet, wander the streets of Yasmin Hammamet, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hammamet trip maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Djerba Island to Hammamet in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hammamet can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Tunis, Monastir, Medina of Sousse
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

2
nights
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque, and finally explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tripoli sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Hammamet to Tripoli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammamet to Tripoli. In November, daily temperatures in Tripoli can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nalut ruins
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum ©
Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum

4
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
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.
Algiers is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamaa El Kebir, and see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Algiers online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tripoli to Algiers by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tripoli in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Algiers, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Tassili N'Ajjer National Park ©
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma

3
nights
Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, explore the activities along Niger River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Bamako, and try your luck at Casino De L'amitie.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bamako online road trip planner.

You can fly from Algiers to Bamako in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Bamako is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Algiers in November, plan for much hotter days in Bamako, with highs around 95°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Niger River
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

2
nights
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou, have fun at Fespaco, and then walk around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind statue of Sembene Ousmane, stop by Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, then make a trip to marche de Sankariare, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ouagadougou trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bamako to Ouagadougou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Ouagadougou can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

2
nights
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, savor the flavors at Galerie Zeinart, then take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saudi mosque, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Khaimas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nouakchott trip planning app.

You can fly from Ouagadougou to Nouakchott in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou in November, you will find days in Nouakchott are little chillier (92°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping Beaches Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

2
nights
Laayoune, Morocco

Laayoune ©
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Laayoune Grand mosque and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Laayoune road trip site.

Fly from Nouakchott to Laayoune in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites
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St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral ©
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Laayoune Grand mosque ©
Laayoune Grand mosque

2
nights
Victoria, Malta

Victoria ©
The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, contemplate the long history of Citadel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, explore the world behind art at Gran Castello Historic House, then examine the collection at Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cittadella Visitors' Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery, enjoy the sand and surf at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, explore the activities along Ramla Bay, then delve into the distant past at Ggantija Megalithic Temples, and finally stroll around Villa Rundle Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Victoria online vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Laayoune to Victoria. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Laayoune to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Valletta.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ta' Pinu National Shrine, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, Ramla Bay, Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Citadel ©
Citadel
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, then get a sense of history and politics at Grandmaster's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Lascaris War Rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Valletta takes 2 hours. November in Valletta sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Valletta Waterfront ©
Valletta Waterfront
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

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