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10 days Spain

Hello.
We will be visiting our student son in Salamanca and are looking for an itinerary. We will fly into Madrid in October and will have 10 days. We want to experience an overnight or two in Salamanca, enjoy Spain and France if possible. Would it be possible to include a soccer game?Please send suggestions on travel itineraries! All suggestions welcome.
Thank you!!

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Arrive Madrid
Salamanca - 2 nights
Toledo - 1 night
Sevilla - 3 nights (day to Cordoba)
Granada - 2 nights
Madrid - 2 nights
Depart Madrid

Train all the way. Football may be possible in Sevilla or Madrid.

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Our dates are flexible. Should we plan our trip to include the holiday?
We have not made definite plans so we could fly into Madrid then fly home from Paris.
Our interests:
Soccer game if possible in Spain with son who is studying in Salamanca and a day or two with him
On our own:
Sightseeing Spain
Sightseeing Paris
Visiting major attractions
Thank you!

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My honest opinion is that Paris needs 4+ nights, and with only 10 days all up, to include it would severely diminish your time in Spain.

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You didn't state how you would be getting from place to place. 10 days isn't as long as it seems and rather than try to see the entire country and spending all your time getting to places, maybe focus on one area of it. Salamanca is a very pretty city and worth a minimum of one full day, two nights. Near Salamanca is Alba de Tormes and the Basilica of Saint Teresa. Of course there is Avila, Segovia, Zamora, Burgos, and Leon all in the general area. I don't follow fútbol, so am no help there. Salamanca isn't even close to the French border, so unless there is something specific you wanted to see, I'd save France for a separate trip. As djp_syd said, Paris is worth 4 or 5 days by itself.

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Please toss out Paris as it simply is a brdige too far for creating an enjoyable journey.
So we visited our daughter while she was attending a semester abroad in Spain and we made one wise move, we had her set the itinerary for our travel. Not everything would have been on our wish list, but the provided guidance resulted in a wonderful journey crafted with the expertise of our daughter, and her friends, knowledge of spain. Give it a try for allowing your son to help craft the journey.