29 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

29 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Bus
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
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Toulouse, France
— 1 day
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an exotic tour of TopSegway Granada and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada journey planner.

Santiago, Chile to Granada is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then see the interesting displays at Banos Arabes De Santa Maria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Granada to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Seville.
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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 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel route builder app.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately Sintra away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 day

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder site.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Marrakech.
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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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary website.

Fly from Madrid to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Marrakech to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). See some other sides of Madrid: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker tool.

Fly from Marrakech to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then take in the views from Puente de Piedra.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zaragoza day trip website.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Zaragoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Vitoria-Gasteiz.
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain — 1 night

Green Capital of Spain

The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Maria, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, and then make a trip to Ayuntamiento De Vitoria-Gasteiz.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vitoria-Gasteiz visit app.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Vitoria-Gasteiz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in February, expect Vitoria-Gasteiz to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with La Ribera Market and then wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Vitoria-Gasteiz in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Bilbao: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and then make a trip to Peine del Viento.

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Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 1 day

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then make a trip to Place Saint-Etienne, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Capitole.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse road trip site.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Toulouse by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch and then wander the streets of Place de la Comedie.

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

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Montpellier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the galleries of Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Marseille sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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