14 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

14 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Big Ben, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in July, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

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 9th (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): wander the streets of Gran Via, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online day trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Albufeira, Portugal

— 2 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, then get some thrills out on the water with Radicaline, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Da Rocha, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Marinha. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Camilo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albufeira travel route website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Albufeira. Traveling from Seville in July, expect nights in Albufeira to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take a stroll through Alfama.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip planner.

Drive from Albufeira to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Albufeira in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Marrakech, Morocco

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Marrakech hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.