22 days in Spain, Vienna & Moscow Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Vienna & Moscow Itinerary

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22 days in Spain, Vienna & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Ufa, Russia
Fly:  5 h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  7 h
7
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Girona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
10
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Ufa, Russia

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
You've now added Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Collection of Old Musical Instruments, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Ufa, Russia to Vienna is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Yekaterinburg Time (YEKT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ufa in September: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Chapel of St. Virgil ©
Chapel of St. Virgil

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercado San Miguel as well as Flamenco Sara Martin. Get outdoors at Picnic Madrid and Senda Ecologica de Toledo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque del Retiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Maracuya.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in September; daily highs in Madrid reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Kuna Iberica
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Omnium Sanctorum, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Ildefonso, then take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and finally view the masterpieces at Di Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Monumento del Sagrado Corazon, see the interesting displays at La Sala Historica De Tablada, take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then look for gifts at Productos de la Sierra, and finally see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): look for gifts at Meryan, don't miss a visit to Calleja de las Flores, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Malaga journey maker tool.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Malaga, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nerja
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alhambra and Albayzin. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Playa de Aguadulce (in Aguadulce), Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari (in Alhama de Almeria) and Serena Beach (in Roquetas de Mar). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, delve into the lush surroundings at Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malaga in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Roquetas de Mar, Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Valencia online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with La Boqueria, get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Valencia in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Girona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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night
Girona, Spain

Girona ©
Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Onyar River, take in the views from Eiffel Bridge (Pont de les Peixateries Velles), and then make a trip to Passeig de la Muralla.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Girona day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Girona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Girona when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 13°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Girona

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Onyar River ©
Onyar River
Patronat Call de Girona ©
Patronat Call de Girona
Passeig de la Muralla
Passeig de la Muralla

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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.
Get outdoors at Bird Park Vorobyi and Spring Tsarevna-Lebed. Popular historic sites such as Moscow Kremlin and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Raduzhniy Waterfall (in Papino) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Obninsk). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kuznetsky Most Street, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Hall of XV All-Russian Commercial, Industrial and Art Exhibition, and admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moscow driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Girona to Moscow in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Girona to Moscow. Traveling from Girona in October, expect nights in Moscow to be a bit cooler, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raduzhniy Waterfall, Church of St. Nicholas, Bird Park Vorobyi
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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