31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Tunis, Tunisia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sousse, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Algiers, Algeria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
6
Agadir, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
9
Merzouga, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Errachidia, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
12
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Rabat, Morocco
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
14
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National Bardo Museum and Dougga. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zitouna Mosque and L'aqueduc de Zaghouan. Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Gallery Espressioni (in Monastir) and D'Enfidha (in Enfidha). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Roumouz, take in panoramic vistas at The doors of the medina, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts et Traditions Populaires Dar Ben Abdallah, and examine the collection at Museum Dar el-Annabi.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tunis route planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Tunis is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Tunis reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sousse.

Things to do in Tunis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Carthage Museum, L'aqueduc de Zaghouan, Gallery Espressioni, Museum Dar el-Annabi, D'Enfidha
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The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum
Dougga ©
Dougga
Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque

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Sousse, Tunisia

Sousse ©
Known for its historic medina quarter, a World Heritage Site, the city of Sousse boasts a rich history that dates back to the 11th century BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Sousse Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Magiceye Sousse, examine the collection at Museum Dar Essid, get engrossed in the history at Kalaout el-Koubba, then explore the galleries of Dar Am Taieb, and finally contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sousse day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tunis to Sousse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sousse are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Sousse

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bourghiba Mausoleum
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Bourghiba Mausoleum ©
Bourghiba Mausoleum
Museum Dar Essid ©
Museum Dar Essid

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba, examine the collection at Musee de Guellala, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Ali Berbere, then see the interesting displays at Lalla Hadria Museum, then browse the exhibits of Fine Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Djerba Island trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Sousse to Djerba Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Djerba Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Lalla Hadria Museum ©
Lalla Hadria Museum
El Ghriba Synagogue ©
El Ghriba Synagogue

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique and Ketchaoua Mosque. Musee National du Bardo and Tassili n'Ajjer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Algiers' surroundings by going to Musee Public National de Cherchell (in Cherchell) and Ruines Romaines Tipaza (in Tipasa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Le Musee National Des Beaux Arts, pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr, examine the collection at Musee des Antiquites, and take in the exciting artwork at Al Marhoon Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Algiers online journey planner .

You can fly from Djerba Island to Algiers in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Djerba Island in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Algiers. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Algiers

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Musee Public National de Cherchell, Tassili n'Ajjer, Ruines Romaines Tipaza
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Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique ©
Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique
Ketchaoua Mosque ©
Ketchaoua Mosque

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Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Dar Al Ala, admire the masterpieces at Villa des Arts de Casablanca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El, then see the interesting displays at Musee Abderrahman Slaoui, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parc de L'Hermitage.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Casablanca trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Algiers to Casablanca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Algiers to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Algiers in January since evenings lows in Casablanca dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Casablanca

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Dar Al Ala ©
Dar Al Ala
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Synagogue Beth-El ©
Synagogue Beth-El

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Agadir, Morocco

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Vallee des Oiseaux, try to win big at Atlantic Palace Casino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoparc, and finally don't miss a visit to Seafront Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco, then admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Patrimoine Amazigh d'Agadir, and finally examine the collection at Memoire d'Agadir.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Agadir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco
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Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Musee du Patrimoine Amazigh d'Agadir ©
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco ©
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco

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Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
On the 13th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie la Kasbah, and finally stop by Flouka de Mogador. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, explore the galleries of Galerie l'Arbre bleu, see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then steep yourself in history at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Agadir to Essaouira in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Chaim Pinto Synagogue ©
Chaim Pinto Synagogue

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Let the collections at Marrakech Museum and Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bahia and Medina of Marrakesh. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip website .

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marrakech, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun, explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes, then see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then admire nature's extreme beauty at The Lake of Merzouga, and then examine the collection at Macro Fossiles Kasbah.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Merzouga trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marrakech to Merzouga in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Erg Chebbi Dunes, Musee Nomade, Macro Fossiles Kasbah
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Macro Fossiles Kasbah ©
Macro Fossiles Kasbah
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert

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Errachidia, Morocco

Errachidia ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get outside with Thundra Adventure and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Errachidia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Errachidia takes 2 hours. January in Errachidia sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Errachidia

Outdoors Museums
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Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna ©
Thundra Adventure ©
Thundra Adventure

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Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nejjarine and Art Argile. Popular historic sites such as Bou Inania Medersa and So Travel Tour are in your itinerary. Step out of Fes with an excursion to Haroune Aqueduct in Moulay Idriss--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, and steep yourself in history at Sahrij Medersa.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Errachidia to Fes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Haroune Aqueduct, Bou Inania Medersa
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kasbah Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque, then stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then explore the world behind art at La Villa des Arts, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at El Borge, browse the exhibits of Espace Expressions CDG, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, take in the exciting artwork at Au Grain de Sesame, then get to know the resident critters at Jardin Zoologique de Rabat, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabat trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Rabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Rabat

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

El Borge
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Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Gibraltar National Museum and Gibraltar Crystal. The Great Siege Tunnels and Europa Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Upper Rock Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of The Moorish Castle Complex (The Tower of Homage and The Gate House), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, and make a trip to Apes Den.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar visit planning site .

Getting from Rabat to Gibraltar by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rabat to Gibraltar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rabat in January, things will get cooler in Gibraltar: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Upper Rock Nature Reserve ©
Upper Rock Nature Reserve
Europa Point ©
Europa Point
Grand Casemates Square ©
Grand Casemates Square

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