25 days in Spain, Vienna & Moscow Itinerary

25 days in Spain, Vienna & Moscow Itinerary

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25 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:  45 min
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  6 h 45 min
7
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Girona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
10
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
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 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Collection of Old Musical Instruments, then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, 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 April: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 19°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial ©
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial
Collection of Old Musical Instruments ©

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 a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and do some two-wheel cruising with Beebiker.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip app.

You can fly from Vienna to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Vienna, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Trails Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, explore the world behind art at Painter Amalio Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online route planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seville, with lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, then take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, and finally take in the views from Roman Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores, and finally stop by Meryan.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba driving holiday site.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in April: highs in Cordoba hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Take a break from the city and head to Eco Reserva Ojen and Riding Fun In The Sun. Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Old City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Ronda (Puerta de Almocabar, Reservatauro Ronda, &more), Nerja (Capistrano Playa, Burriana Beach, &more) and Marbella (Marbella Old Town & Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and shop like a local with Ifergan Collection.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Marbella, Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas, Eco Reserva Ojen
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Eco Reserva Ojen ©
Eco Reserva Ojen
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archive Saint John of God Museum and Palacio de Alcazar Genil. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, and admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip website.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malaga in April since evenings lows in Granada dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
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 May, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 4th (Mon).

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 4th (Mon): get outside with Bodo Barcelona, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online visit planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valencia in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Girona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
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 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pujada de Sant Domenec, then visit Patronat Call de Girona, and then don't miss a visit 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 May, with lows around 11°C. On the 7th (Thu), 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Golosov Ravine. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, trek along Park Novodevichi Prudy, then explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, then learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and finally take a stroll through Old Arbat (Stary Arbat).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow day trip website.

Getting from Girona to Moscow by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Girona to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Girona in May, you will find days in Moscow are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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