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Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

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Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

How much I can cover in 8 days? This is a first time visitor with wife and 13 yr old daughter.

We don't know we will be visiting again, but want to make the most of our visit. Any suggestion for planning

our trip is much appreciated.

Edited: 14 May 2014, 21:17
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1. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

You can cover a lot of distance in 8 days, but you will not see anything in that time.

You have given no details as to time of year, method of transport, port of entry and exit. Neither do any of us know what your likes and dislikes are.

So I think we need more information on these points before you can receive some really good ideas.

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2. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

Casa,

Sorry to be generic.

We want to visit during mid August, will be flying from US. Will fly into either Madrid or Barcelona.

Our interests are site seeing, exploring Spanish Culture, food.

thanks

Swamy

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3. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

Replying to see if anybody has suggestions..

Thanks

swamy

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4. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

'Will fly into either Madrid or Barcelona.' - If possible into one and out of the other. And stick with those two cities, with a day trip or two.

'Our interests are site seeing, exploring Spanish Culture, food.' - Spain has this almost everywhere. Navigate to the forums for those two cities and see the wealth of information and what might suit you in Top Questions right of those forums.

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5. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

Thank WomBatt. As a first timer, did not know where to start. I will look into flying to Madrid and fly out of Barcelona. Appreciate your advice.

Edited: 16 May 2014, 18:23
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6. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

Thanks for the thanks.

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7. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

swamyb:

Here is an itinerary:

Madrid - 4 days with one day trip to Toledo and another to Segovia. Read about these day trips in the top questions of the Madrid forum.

For train travel:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187514-c80518/Madrid…

Take the train 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 3 days. A good hotel is the Hotel Becquer.

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9. Re: Want to visit Spain for 8 to 9 days..

With careful planning, I think you can see highlights of both Barcelona and Madrid in 8-9 days. The AVE train between the 2 is about 2.5 hours. You should book in advance to save money. Others might not like this suggestion, but for a first time traveler, I would suggest getting the Rick Steves book on Spain. It will do a good job of helping you select the highlights that you want to see in the amount of time that you have. His book and TripAdvisor were a huge help for us planning our first trip to Spain last year, along with the advice of several of the regulars on this site .......... Thanks Benny and Gigis Mom.

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