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2 weeks in Spain... where to go??

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2 weeks in Spain... where to go??

Hi All

We (couple under 30) are planning a trip to Spain. We are flying into and out of Madrid. We arrive 27 Oct 2014 and leave 08 Nov 2014. We would like to see Madrid and Barcelona.. and then some of the small villages and towns in between or around... any suggestions??? We arent fussy about driving or taking a train.

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1. Re: 2 weeks in Spain... where to go??

You could take a high speed train between the two but a car is obviously better. Spain is peppered with little villages and towns and it is just a matter of having a good road map and pulling into any place you like on the way.

You should not have a car till you leave Madrid. Public transport is OK, as it is in Barcelona. Park in a garage in Barcelona and walk around or use the metro (watch your valuables in Spain's pick pocket capital).

Toledo is a good day trip from Madrid and you can book a tour from there. Museums and such can have big queues so sometimes better to buy tickets like the Prado online beforehand.

Madrid and maybe Barcelona are sometimes quite cool that time of year and the nights can be cold. It rains about 1 day in 3 on average.

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2. Re: 2 weeks in Spain... where to go??


For train travel:


While in Madrid you can take one day trip to Toledo and another to Segovia. Read about these day trips in the top questions of the Madrid forum. There are other day trips you may be interested in. Cordoba will give you a taste of Andalusia.

While in Barcelona do a day trip to Montserrat. Read about this day trip in the top questions of the Barcelona forum.

Edited: 07 January 2014, 05:13
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3. Re: 2 weeks in Spain... where to go??

Take the train to Seville www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html Rent a car and enjoy the White Villages of Andalucía www.andalucia.com/villages/home.htm

Drop off the car at Malaga or Granada fly from either towns to Barcelona www.vueling.com

Alhambra tickets www.tickermaster.es

Renfe train Barcelona to Madrid, or fly Barcelona into Madrid www.vueling.com for your flight home.

Car rental www.auto-europe.co.uk

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

You will require an International driving permit for Spain

Accommodation www.venere.com

www.sevillaonline.es www.lovegranada.com www.visitcostadelsol.com

www.madridtourist.info www.timeout.com/madrid

www.barcelonaturisme.com www.timeout.com/barcelona

Edited: 07 January 2014, 05:50
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