26 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

26 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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26 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
9
Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
10
Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've added The Shoreditch Pub Crawl, Be At One Oxford Street, Soho, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Big Ben, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, see Liquid History Tours, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Shoreditch Pub Crawl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then take a stroll through Soho, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Be At One Oxford Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Museums Tours
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally catch an entertaining show at Moulin Rouge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and finally don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

few
hours
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels journey builder site .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Brussels hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Outdoors
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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Walking Tours Amsterdam, The Jordaan and Red Light District. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then stroll through Vondelpark, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of The Jordaan, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Free Walking Tours Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Topography of Terror, Memorial of the Berlin Wall, Zoo Berlin, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday builder app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes BMW Museum, BMW Welt, Vespa Munich, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Hofbrauhaus Munchen. On your second day here, stroll around English Garden, get a tailor-made plan with Vespa Munich, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, then examine the collection at BMW Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, and finally explore and take pictures at Allianz Arena.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Nature
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monumental Cemetery as well as Cook and Dine. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo and then expand your horizons at Cook and Dine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. You'll set off for Athens on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Classes Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parthenon as well as Herod Atticus Odeon. On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take a stroll through Plaka. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, catch a live performance at Herod Atticus Odeon, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Athens is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Two Brothers Bar as well as PK Cocktail Bar. On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at PK Cocktail Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay and then join in the after-dark buzz at Two Brothers Bar.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fira road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Fira hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Amoudi Bay, KAMARA BEACH
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

7
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You've now added Keops Pyramid to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Cairo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. When traveling from Fira in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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