I just learned hubby is being sent to Spain for business in January and I will be joining him. We will be starting from Bilbao (business location). I would like to fly directly to Granada as I have always wanted to see Alhambra. We will have a total of 11 days after the week of business meetings. I was thinking of spending 3 days in Granada, 4 in Madrid and 3 in Barcelona (our outbound flight is leaving from Barcelona on the 12th day) leaving a travel day getting from city to city. I know we cannot do any place justice in 3 or 4 days, but we need to make it work. Being as we will be there in January, I am not sure if we should stay in Granada or Barcelona the 4 days and Madrid 3 days. My online research indicates Madrid is colder than the coastal/southern cities, but there are so many towns to see right outside of Madrid, so it seemed to warrant the extra day. Will Toledo, Segovia and El Escorial be bitterly cold in January?
Also, any suggestions as to what I should see in Bilbao, or day tours from Bilbao I might take while my husband is at meetings?
Thank you for the help.