20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Tsilivi, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Chania Town, Greece
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Rethymnon, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  5​h 45​min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

2
nights
Tsilivi, Greece

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Take a break from Tsilivi with a short trip to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) in Anafonitria, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, stroll through Kalamaki Beach, and stop by Medusa Boutique.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tsilivi trip maker tool .

Birmingham, UK to Tsilivi is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, things will get a bit warmer in Tsilivi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Dionisios Church, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Kalamaki Beach, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

2
nights
Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 24th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Old Venetian Harbor, and then see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Falassarna Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chania Town attractions planning app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Tsilivi to Chania Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach

2
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 26th (Fri), wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Arkadi. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Kournas, then admire the masterpieces at Folk Museum of Spili, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Holy Monastery of Preveli.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rethymnon online trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Rethymnon, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Folk Museum of Spili, St. Nicholas Church
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

3
nights
Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Ayia Napa is known for beaches, theme parks, nature, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nissi Beach, cool off at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark - Ayia Napa, Cyprus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Profitis Elias, and explore the activities along Blue Lagoon.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ayia Napa trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Rethymnon to Ayia Napa by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ayia Napa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Protaras
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nissi Beach ©
Nissi Beach
Konnos Bay ©
Konnos Bay

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
On the 1st (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then explore the activities along Nile River, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairo travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ayia Napa to Cairo in 5 hours. Traveling from Ayia Napa in June, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
When in Dubrovnik, make a side trip to see Cavtat Old Town in Cavtat, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and see the interesting displays at War Photo Limited.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik travel route builder site .

Fly from Cairo to Dubrovnik in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Dubrovnik. In July, Dubrovnik is slightly colder than Cairo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Cavtat Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

4
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Spanjola (in Hvar). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Split Synagogue, stroll around Marjan Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Split can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Church Of St. Roch, Historic City of Trogir, Spanjola
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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