30 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

30 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Albufeira, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublin Castle. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Malahide Castle in Malahide--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, stroll around St Stephens Green, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Dublin at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get outdoors at Killarney National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Inch Beach (in Inch) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planner.

Getting from Killarney to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Killarney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Heraclee Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Plage de Vergeron (in La Croix-Valmer), Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)) and Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, head outdoors with Aqua Plongee, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nice online trip maker.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa de La Barceloneta. Get some cultural insight at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Cala del Senyor Ramon (in Tossa de Mar) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo will appeal to history buffs. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the striking features of Templo de Debod.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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 (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville road trip app.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, then contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip maker site.

Getting from Seville to Marrakech by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Marrakech. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, stop by Alfama, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

Start your trip to Lisbon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Lisbon is a bit cooler than Marrakech - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 3 nights

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Relax by the water at Praia Da Rocha and Praia da Marinha. Visiting Wildwatch Algarve and Praia do Camilo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Cordoama (in Vila do Bispo), Cape Saint Vincent (in Sagres) and Lagos (Praia Dona Ana & Ponta da Piedade). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Falesia and kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albufeira online itinerary maker.

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planning tool.

Getting from Albufeira to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in August, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.
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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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Portugal travel guide

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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.
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