60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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La Rochelle, France
— 11 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 16 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 20 nights
Fly to Jerez Airport, Drive to Cadiz
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Cadiz, Spain
— 7 nights
Drive to Jerez Airport, Fly to Vancouver

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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip site.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle, France — 11 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle and Clocher Observatoire. Visiting Vieux Port and Plage de la Concurrence will get you outdoors. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Chateau de La Roche-Courbon (in Saint Porchaire), Maillezais (Embarcadere de l'Abbaye & Abbaye de Maillezais) and Saintes (Abbaye aux Dames & Amphitheatre de Saintes). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Musee Le Bunker de La Rochelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Quartier du Gabut, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Sauveur, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to La Rochelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 16 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse and Madeira Sidecar Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Calheta Beach and Lido Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Levada Caldeirao Verde (in Santana), Canical (Praia Da Prainha & Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto) and Sao Vicente Caves (in Sao Vicente). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, hike along 25 Fontes Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madeira Explorers, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Funchal tour planner.

Fly from La Rochelle to Funchal in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from La Rochelle to Funchal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Rochelle in September, expect Funchal to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Casablanca.
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Casablanca, Morocco — 20 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Plage Miramar. Get some cultural insight at Quartier Habous and Hassan Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Casablanca: Mohammedia (Sablettes Beach & Monica Beach), Sale (Musee De l'Abeille Vivante, Bab Antare, &more) and Rabat (Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Bab Mellah, &more). On the 1st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Lalla Meryem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haouzia Beach, and enjoy the sea views from El Hank Lighthouse.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Casablanca road trip site.

Getting from Funchal to Casablanca by flight takes about 7 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Casablanca can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cadiz.
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Cadiz, Spain — 7 nights

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. You'll get in some beach time at Cala de Roche and Las Playas de Canos de Meca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de Cadiz and Bodegas Tradicion. Get out of town with these interesting Cadiz side-trips: Jerez De La Frontera (Iglesia de San Miguel, Cartuja de Jerez, &more), Ronda (Puente Viejo & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Playa de Costa Ballena (in Rota). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Castillo de Santa Catalina, explore the different monuments and memorials at Panteon de Marinos Ilustres, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, and delve into the mystery of Cueva Catacumbas Del Beaterio.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cadiz online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Casablanca to Cadiz. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Casablanca to Cadiz. Traveling from Casablanca in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cadiz, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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