17 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

17 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Larnaca, Cyprus
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Harrods and Camden Market. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jamon Jamon Paella, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to London is an approximately 6-hour flight. In September, London is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 4 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Tombs of the Kings. Head to Kings Avenue Mall and Michael Owen Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Kikis Pandechis Pottery (in Paramytha), Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & AQUA Shop) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay, and learn something new at Lempa (Lemba) Pottery Workshop.

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You can fly from London to Paphos in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paphos is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Larnaca.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

Larnaca, Cyprus — 1 night

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, take in the exciting artwork at Art by Theo Michael, and then explore the galleries of Medieval Fort.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Larnaca trip planning website.

You can drive from Paphos to Larnaca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Cairo, Egypt — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Larnaca to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Larnaca in September; daily highs in Cairo reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paphos.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Paphos, Cyprus — 3 nights

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kings Avenue Mall and Kikis Pandechis Pottery. Get a sense of the local culture at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & AQUA Shop) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). See some other sides of Paphos: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, browse the handmade items at Lempa (Lemba) Pottery Workshop, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Coral Bay.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paphos road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Paphos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in September: high temperatures in Paphos hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Friedrichstrasse. For shopping fun, head to Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin or Boxoffberlin. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, look for gifts at Konditorei Rabien, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Paphos to Berlin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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