25 days in Spain & Rome Itinerary

25 days in Spain & Rome Itinerary

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25 days in Spain & Rome Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
subway + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 10 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly + subway:  5​h
End: Tehran, Iran

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and St. Clement Basilica. Visit Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Piazza Venezia for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and wander the streets of Campo de' Fiori.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour app .

Tehran, Iran to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Rome is minus 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

10
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Alcazaba. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda and Baños Arabes are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Nerja (Playa El Salon, Papagayo Beach, & more), Benalmadena (Benalmadena Puerto Marina & Parque De La Paloma) and Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ronda Paco and stroll through Paraiso Beach Torremolinos.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga online trip builder .

You can fly from Rome to Malaga in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

2
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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then take a stroll through Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Granada road trip planning website .

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Granada. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Jewish Quarter (Juderia) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Historic Centre of Cordoba. Step out of Cordoba with an excursion to Castillo de Almodovar in Almodovar del Rio--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Roman Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cordoba vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

1
day
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 26th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Metropol Parasol ©
Metropol Parasol

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and V Lounge Beach Club. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Explore Rome further: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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