19 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

19 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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19 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin. Visit Red Square and Trinity Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Museum Pastila Factory (in Kolomna), Sergiyev Posad (Refectory Church of St Sergius & Cathedral of the Assumption) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Victor Vasnetsov House Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel, take a stroll through Kuznetsky Most Street, and see the interesting displays at Muzeon Art Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moscow travel route website.

Melbourne, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Moscow, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Moscow reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Museum Pastila Factory, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, and then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Moscow to Munich in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Munich due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Schloss Schleissheim
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 11th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Neue Kammern, step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace, admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, then make a trip to Neues Palais, and finally steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, then stop by Mitte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial ©
Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Portuguese Synagogue. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and snap pictures at Magere Brug.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip app.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ibn Tulun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and then explore the activities along Nile River.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo travel route builder app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Cairo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cairo is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, you will find days in Cairo are much warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Nile River
Nile River

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beyoglu and Eminonu Square. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, visit Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in June, with highs in Istanbul at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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