we have never been to spain after a few weeks in the UK are planning a 12 day stopover in spain nov-dec 2012. we want to spend time to soak up barcelona but also would like to see madrid seville and granada. this is our planned itinerary and would appreciate any comments from more seasoned travellers. we prefer not to take a coach tour of those area - we have researched a number of them but have mixed reviews.
23.11 - 27.11 barcelona - rent an apartment
28.11 fly barcelona --> madrid (stay 2 days)
30.11 train madrid --> seville (stay overnight)
1.12 coach tour seville - granada - seville (stay overnight in granada)
2.12 granada --> seville - overnight seville
3.12 seville - madrid - overnight madrid
4.12 international flight out of madrid
we are backtracking to seville which seems a waste of time.
does anyone have any suggestions please?