11 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

11 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: San Antonio, United States
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 day
+4
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: San Antonio, United States

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo da Roca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela, and then take a stroll through Alfama.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip maker .

San Antonio, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Western European Time is 6 hours. In June, Lisbon is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

1
day
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of Main Street, then identify plant and animal life at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then view the masterpieces at Gibraltar Crystal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Catalan Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gibraltar trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Marrakech to Gibraltar in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Marrakech, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Beaches
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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park
Catalan Bay ©
Catalan Bay
Main Street ©
Main Street

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and then admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Seville Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip maker .

Drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gibraltar in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and then take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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