Hello! I am planning a trip to Spain (my first time) the last two weeks of September, 2017. There will be 2 adults and we will attempt to travel light (two carry-ons). I really want to spend time in some smaller towns, but am struggling with 1) how many things I am trying to fit into my 12 days, and 2) how to get around to small towns and whether I should attempt renting a car. I appreciate any advice. What could I cut? Is the day trip to Tangiers worth the time it will take to get to Tarifa (although the beaches look nice too!).
The part from Granada to Nerja to Ronda to Tarifa is where I see it gets super busy and feel the bus/train routes take a long time.
Many thanks for the help!
9/17: Travel day - from U.S. to Madrid
9/18, Day 1: Madrid
9/19, Day 2: Madrid to Cordoba - AVE train
9/20, Day 3: Cordoba
9/21, Day 4: Cordoba to Granada - Alsa bus?
9/22, Day 5: Granada
9/23, Day 6: Granada to Nerja - rent car?
9/24, Day 7: Nerja to Ronda - by car?
9/25, Day 8: Ronda to Tarifa - by car?
9/26, Day 9: Tarifa (day trip to Tangiers)
9/27, Day 10: Tarifa to Seville - by car, drop off car
9/28, Day 11: Seville
9/29, Day 12: Seville to Madrid - AVE train
9/30: Travel day