We are a couple, 60 years old, and world travelers. We are planning our first trip to Spain in October and are planning 3 weeks total. We are considering the Barcelona and Madrid areas. We would like to stay in apartments, in smaller towns or villages, a week or 10 days in each place. I’m thinking of flying into BCN, spend 4 days in that area, and then travel over to the Toledo area, taking a train into Madrid for sightseeing. After 7-9 days maybe moving up to the Segovia area. We love wandering, eating, a little hiking, probably some museums in the bigger cities. We love checking out old churches, castles, monasteries, and wandering into small villages, stopping for a cup of coffee and people watching. I can see using trains to get into Madrid, but renting a car periodically to wander into small villages and the countryside. Does this sound do-able? Any suggestions? We are considering October, but could move it up a few weeks to start in September. Our goal is to “experience” Spain rather than “conquer” which is what we usually do, thus wanting an apartment in a smaller village type situation. Please advise. I have paged thru numerous travel books and can’t quite decide what the plan should be. Thank you for any suggestions!