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First holiday abroad suggestions for a young couple.

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First holiday abroad suggestions for a young couple.


So, myself and my girlfriend have decided we would like to take our first holiday abroad this year. This will be my first holiday abroad (ever) and will be her first time going without her family. we are 21 and 19 respectively.

Based on her academic/work timetable we have a small window in which to travel, between the 29th of July and the 15th of August 2014. We would ideally like a break of 14 nights, but are open to going for 10 nights.

We have been discussing our options and she would like to go all inclusive and preferably near a beach, I wouldn't mind somewhere with a bit of nightlife/activities to give us something to do.

We would be travelling from the North of England (preferably East-Midlands,Manchester, Leeds Bradford or Doncaster Sheffield airports)

Our budget for the holiday would be roughly £900(GBP) each (due to it being peak season)

I have been looking into the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and the Algarve. But this isn't something I have a lot of experience with so any guidance you could offer would be great.

In essence, my question is where would anyone be able to suggest as a suitable destination?

Thanks for any advise you can give.

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1. Re: First holiday abroad suggestions for a young couple.


With 14 days, this is what I would do:

4 days in Barcelona.

Then take the AVE to Madrid and stay 4 days. For train travel read Buying Renfe Tickets Online. While in Madrid do one day trip to Toledo and another to Segovia. Read about these day trips in the top questions of the Madrid forum.

Take the AVE to Cordoba and stay one day.

Take the train to Granada and stay 2 days. Read Buying Alhambra Tickets Online and BOOK EARLY.

Take the train to Seville and stay the rest of your trip there.

Read the top questions in the forum of each city.

Have a wonderful trip!

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2. Re: First holiday abroad suggestions for a young couple.

For a couple your age on a short visit to Spain , I recommend;

Madrid for 3 days , be sure to spend a full day in Toledo and chose your accommodation within walking distance to Puerta Del Sol .

From Madrid get the fast train to Valencia, this place has lots to see and do within the city and a great local beach. The duration is dependant on your schedule .Do some research on Valencia its a great city!

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