46 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

46 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Split, Croatia
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Goreme, Turkey
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Athens, Greece
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Amsterdam Gallery, then visit The Jordaan, then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour planner.

Kralendijk, Bonaire to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kralendijk in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and Powder Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Jewish Museum in Prague. There's lots more to do: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, get lost in a book at Strahov Monastery, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and steep yourself in history at Kafka House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Prague sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Split, Croatia

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Napoljun - Napolean and Spanish Fortress. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Hvar (Massage Studio Pharos & Mekicevica Beach), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Zipline (in Omis). Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Diocletian's Palace, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Winery Kovac, and examine the collection at Museum uja.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Split online itinerary maker.

Getting from Prague to Split by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in April; daily highs in Split reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Split

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Ortakoy. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Buyukada Tabiat Parki in Buyukada--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Split to Istanbul takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Split to Istanbul. In April in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Uchisar Castle. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, indulge in some personalized pampering at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and awaken your taste buds at BellaTurca Travel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme journey builder website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Plaka and Archaeological Site Mycenae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi for their historical value. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros), Planet Blue Diving Center (in Lavrio) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Athens trip planning tool.

Getting from Goreme to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Athens. Traveling from Goreme in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Golf Tour Academie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Marrakech Museum and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fna, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Marrakech takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in May, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then make a trip to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Amsterdam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Marrakech, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.

Morocco travel guide

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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.