36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

36 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 14 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 14 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos (in Valencia), Blanes (Casa Saladrigas, Sa Palomera, &more) and Lloret de Mar (Museu del Mar - Can Garriga, PlayVR Lloret, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder site.

Madrid to Barcelona is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 29:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 8 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online vacation builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Istanbul is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 7:

Cairo, Egypt

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Bent Pyramid, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 14th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in May, with highs in Cairo at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Khartoum.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 14:

Khartoum, Sudan

— 6 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Khartoum is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuti Island, steep yourself in history at Naga: Temple of Amun, and view the masterpieces at Sudan Art Diwan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Khartoum trip planner.

Getting from Cairo to Khartoum by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Khartoum reach 48°C and lows reach 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khartoum

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 20: