I am starting to plan the Spanish leg of a 6 week France/Spain family trip planned for mid March through April 2015. We expect we will spend a week in Madrid, near the end of which we will hire a car to get in a couple of day trips to Toledo & Segovia.
From Madrid the current concept is to travel by road to Seville (530km; stay 3 nights), then Granada (253km; stay 2 nights), then Valencia (498km; stay 2 nights), and finally Barcelona (350km; stay 7 nights). From Barcelona we will fly home to Australia.
We are used to long drives (the norm in Australia) and have driven in Europe before (Italy) - but, I'm interested in what others may think about the longer distance legs i.e. Madrid>Seville and Granada>Valencia and whether we will be busting up too much time driving given the number of nights we are contemplating in each location.
Are we smarter to take a train for the longer legs and drive only the shorter distances? Should we be spending more time in some locations and less in others?
As always, all help very much appreciated.