28 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

28 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Hammamet, Tunisia
— 3 nights
3
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
4
Algiers, Algeria
— 4 nights
5
Bamako, Mali
— 3 nights
6
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
— 2 nights
7
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 2 nights
8
Laayoune, Morocco
— 2 nights
9
Victoria, Malta
— 2 nights
10
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights

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Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Djerba Island is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Crocodile Farm, ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and examine the collection at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Djerba Island attractions tool.

Boston, USA to Djerba Island is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Djerba Island is 6 hours. In November, Djerba Island is much warmer than Boston - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hammamet.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
Djerba Explore Park ©
Djerba Explore Park

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Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet ©
Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hammamet: Tunis (Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala, Medina of Tunis, &more), Monastir (Bourghiba Mausoleum & Ribat of Monastir) and Medina of Sousse (in Sousse). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Medina of Hammamet, wander the streets of Yasmin Hammamet, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hammamet trip maker tool.

Fly from Djerba Island to Hammamet in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hammamet can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Hammamet

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tunis, Monastir, Medina of Sousse
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Medina of Sousse ©
Medina of Sousse
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet

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Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and then explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tripoli trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hammamet to Tripoli takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Tripoli can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Nalut ruins
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Street Murals ©
Street Murals

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Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Algiers is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketchaoua Mosque, appreciate the history behind Memorial du Martyr, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Algiers online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tripoli to Algiers by flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tripoli in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Algiers, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Tassili N'Ajjer National Park ©
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers ©
National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique

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Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Bamako is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Musee National de Bamako, get to know the resident critters at Zoo National du Mali, explore the striking landscape of Parc national du Mali, Bamako, and try your luck at Casino De L'amitie.

Make your Bamako itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Bamako takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Bamako. Traveling from Algiers in November, expect nights in Bamako to be somewhat warmer, around 64°F, while days are much warmer, around 95°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ouagadougou.

Things to do in Bamako

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Niger River
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Parc national du Mali, Bamako ©
Parc national du Mali, Bamako
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou ©
The capital of Burkina Faso and its economic center, Ouagadougou also serves as the regional center for art and cultural preservation.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ouagadougou and then stroll around Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, then make a trip to marche de Sankariare, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Laongo Sculpture Symposium.

Discover how to plan a Ouagadougou trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bamako to Ouagadougou in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Ouagadougou sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Ouagadougou

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo ©
Parc Urbain Bangr-Weoogo
Cathedral of Ouagadougou ©
Cathedral of Ouagadougou
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou ©
Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou

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Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, savor the flavors at Galerie Zeinart, then take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Khaima Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saudi mosque, take a stroll around Centre culturel francais St Exupery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Nouakchott.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nouakchott route planner.

You can fly from Ouagadougou to Nouakchott in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ouagadougou in November, you will find days in Nouakchott are a bit cooler (92°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Galerie Zeinart ©
Galerie Zeinart
Port de Peche ©
Port de Peche
Plage de Nouakchott ©
Plage de Nouakchott

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Laayoune, Morocco

Laayoune ©
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Laayoune trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nouakchott to Laayoune takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites
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St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral ©
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral

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Victoria, Malta

Victoria ©
The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, steep yourself in history at Citadel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, explore the world behind art at Gran Castello Historic House, then examine the collection at Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo, and finally get all the information you need at Cittadella Visitors' Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery, enjoy the sand and surf at Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Ramla Bay, then explore the ancient world of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, and finally stroll around Villa Rundle Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Victoria online vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Laayoune to Victoria. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Laayoune to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ta' Pinu National Shrine, Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves, Ramla Bay, Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Citadel ©
Citadel
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, then witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, then get a sense of history and politics at Grandmaster's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Parrocca San Pawl Nawfragu. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Lascaris War Rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Valletta takes 2 hours. November in Valletta sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
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St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum ©
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

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