25 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

25 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Salo
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Salo, Finland
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and look for gifts at Carrero Malda.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then wander the streets of Gran Via, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip app.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in February, with highs in Madrid at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Family-friendly places like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla will thrill your kids. Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia) & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Seville online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Seville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and finally engage your brain at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valencia online day trip planner.

Fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Valencia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Can Corbella, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, then get a dose of the wild on Mallorca Urban Adventures, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca road trip planning tool.

Fly from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Algiers, Algeria

— 2 nights

Algiers the White

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee Sidi Abderrahmane, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, then examine the collection at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Palais of Rais - Bastion 23, then wander the streets of Kasbah of Algiers, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial du Martyr.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Algiers trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Palma de Mallorca to Algiers with the Route module. February in Algiers sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

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Fly from Algiers to Cape Town in 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Cape Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Algiers in February, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Giza, Egypt

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Al-Azhar Park, then explore the activities along Nile River, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Giza takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in February, expect Giza to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Giza to Berlin in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Giza to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Salo.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Salo, Finland

— 1 night
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, then get a new perspective on things with VMB Fishing, and finally revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Salo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Berlin to Salo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salo

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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