31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h
3
Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Victoria, Malta
— 3 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
7
Kalmar, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Marrakech is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira, head outdoors with Kaouki Surf School, and examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira itinerary tool.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in May: highs in Essaouira hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Bizerte (Ichkeul National Park & Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church) and Enfidha (D'Enfidha & Takrouna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, make a trip to Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes, enjoy breathtaking views from The doors of the medina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zitouna Mosque.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tunis online tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Tunis in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Essaouira to Tunis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Essaouira in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tunis, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Tunis

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bizerte, Enfidha, Centre des Musiques Arabes et Mediterraneennes
Highlights from your plan
Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque
Ichkeul National Park
Ichkeul National Park
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum

4
nights
Valletta, Malta

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in St. Paul's Bay (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Casa Rocca Piccola, delve into the distant past at Mnajdra, and step into the grandiose world of Casa Bernard.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Valletta holiday planner.

Getting from Tunis to Valletta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Tunis in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valletta: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mdina, Rabat, Mnajdra, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tarxien Temples
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

3
nights
Victoria, Malta

The city of Victoria on the island of Gozo boasts an outstanding collection of Baroque architecture.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine, explore the activities along Inland Sea, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Dwejra Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Valletta to Victoria takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Lawrenz, Xewkija, Scuba & Snorkeling, Xwejni Salt Pans, Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 20th (Wed), stroll around Gothenburg Botanical Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum and then find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gothenburg driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Victoria to Gothenburg in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Victoria in May, with highs in Gothenburg at 60°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kalmar.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga
Gothenburg Botanical Garden ©
Gothenburg Botanical Garden

4
nights
Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar ©
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Kalmar is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax in the rural setting at Skalby 4H-gard, take in the views from Ölandsbron, play a few rounds at Kalmar Golfbana, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalmar Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kalmar travel route planner.

You can take a train from Gothenburg to Kalmar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kalmar are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Kalmar

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kalmar Castle ©
Kalmar Castle
Skalby 4H-gard ©
Skalby 4H-gard
Kalmar County Museum ©
Kalmar County Museum

6
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, have fun and explore at Junibacken, and have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm vacation builder app.

Getting from Kalmar to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Millesgarden, Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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