Thanks to this forum, I have learnt a great deal about trip planning, and below is my first attempt to chalk out a rough itinerary for my trip to Spain in September.
Firstly about us – We are a couple in early 30s. As much as we love travelling, we are not too much into museums and art. We love visiting small towns, beaches, beautiful landscapes, enjoy local food and wine.
While we try to keep things at a relaxed pace, we also want to see as much as possible…so here it goes…..
Day 1 – Arrive in Madrid in afternoon. Relax the rest of the day. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 2 – Madrid city tour (not much into museums, so don’t know if we want to visit the famous Prado museum) or just roam about the city. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 3 – Day trip to Toledo. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 4 – I’m keeping this day for Madrid as well. Might take a day trip to Segovia. Sleep in Madrid.
Day 5 – Take morning train to Cordoba. Store luggage in the lockers at the train station. Full day in Cordoba. Take evening train to Seville. Sleep in Seville.
Day 6 – Full day in Seville. Sleep in Seville.
Day 7 - Full day in Seville. Evening flamenco show. Sleep in Seville.
Day 8 – Bus or rent a car for a day trip to Ronda and/or Jerez de la Frontera. Sleep in Seville. Also want to visit Arcos but don’t know how to fit that in.
Day 9 – Morning train from Seville to Granada. Rest of the day in Granada. Sleep in Granada.
Day 11 – Visit the great Alhambra in Granada. Late evening flight to Barcelona. Sleep in Barcelona
Day 12 – Barcelona city tour.
Day 13 – Barcelona city tour.
Day 14 – Barcelona city tour. Day trip to Stiges or Girona??
Day 15 – Morning flight back home.
Questions – Which beach town is better to visit as a day trip? Stiges, Malaga, Marbella, Cadiz so that I can tweak my itinerary accordingly?
I would like to delete day 4 trip to segovio, and possible combine that day with the day in Ronda/Jerez/Arcos/Cadiz
Pls advice????Edited: 24 May 2012, 12:32