23 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Make it your trip
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Asmara, Eritrea
— 3 nights


Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Pont Spreuer, Chapel Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, take a stroll through Old Town, and examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zurich, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Zagreb.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:

Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 21st (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Statue of Kumica Barica, make a trip to Tkalciceva Street, and examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb tour website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Zagreb takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Zagreb are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.
Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Bucharest, Romania — 2 nights

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, then steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bucharest tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Zagreb to Bucharest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Bucharest due to the time zone difference. November in Bucharest sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.
Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Luxor, Egypt — 4 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Spend the 26th (Sun) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

You can fly from Bucharest to Luxor in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bucharest in November, expect Luxor to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 57°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Asmara.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:

Asmara, Eritrea — 3 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asmara: Massawa (Memorial Plaza for Victims of Massawa Battle, Former Imperial Palace, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), admire the striking features of Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, and enjoy some diversion at Cinema Impero.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asmara trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Luxor to Asmara by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference.
Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trip
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