12 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

12 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco — 1 night

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 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia and then admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech driving holiday tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Marrakech is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Historic Sites · Parks

Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Geldmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Frankfurt takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; 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. Expect colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: highs in Frankfurt hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Bern.
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Museums

Bern, Switzerland — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Zahringerbrunnen are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Seebad Eich and Plage des Pins. Change things up with a short trip to Schwimmbad Merligen in Merligen (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bern vacation planning app.

Fly from Frankfurt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Badestrand Achensee Nord and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck travel planner.

Drive from Bern to Innsbruck in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Fortress Hohensalzburg and Mozarts Geburtshaus will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hellbrunn and Salzburger Altstadt. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), and see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip maker site.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Salzburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.
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Austrian Alps travel guide

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Ski Areas · Castles · Historic Sites
Much of the country's territory sits in the heart of the mountainous Austrian Alps, making the region a prime spot for trekking, skiing, or cozying up in a mountain resort. The mountain range makes Austria, along with Switzerland, the winter sports capital of Europe. Though the Alps are most famous for hosting a wealth of ski resorts for visitors of all skill levels, regional tourism is growing, capitalizing on the appeal of outdoor recreation during all seasons. Visitors flock to the Alps for hiking, golf, biking, and whitewater kayaking in addition to skiing.
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