15 days in Greek Isles, Rome & South of Spain Itinerary

15 days in Greek Isles, Rome & South of Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Greek Isles, Rome & South of Spain Itinerary

Dallas, United States
Fly:  25​h
Naxos, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Dallas, United States

2
days
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 2nd (Fri), stop by Soocre Naxos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Cathedral, stop by Miniatoura, stop by Limpertas Manolis Pottery, then stop by Fish & Olive, and finally wander the streets of Old Town. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Pagonis Greek Sandals, delve into the distant past at Portara, look for gifts at Melissinos Jewellery, then look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Panagia Drossani.

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Dallas, USA to Naxos is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Naxos. Traveling from Dallas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naxos, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oia.

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Naxia Sweet Home ©
Naxia Sweet Home
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Old Town
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Portara

2
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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, then stop by The Good Heart, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally look for gifts at Koukla Art. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then shop like a local with Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, and then stop by Epilekton.

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You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Oia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

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Aquamarine Jewelry ©
Aquamarine Jewelry
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Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery. Palatine Hill and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Oia to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Rome. Traveling from Oia in February, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Malaga.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums
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Basilica di San Pietro

2
days
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 10th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Mercado Central Atarazanas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Automovilistico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Malaga, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga.

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Getting from Rome to Malaga by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in February, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

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Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then look for gifts at Meryan - Cordovan Leather, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome.

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Traveling by train from Malaga to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in February, Cordoba is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

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Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba ©
Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

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 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, then appreciate the history behind Torre Giralda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla).

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Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in February, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
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Seville Cathedral
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Plaza de Espana

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