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Couple Days in between Sevilla & Madrid

Hey there,

I’ll be in Sevilla for 5 days until Jan 8 and have a couple days open til Jan 11, when I fly out of Madrid that afternoon. I’ve been to Madrid before and while I liked it, I’m looking to visit another place in Spain.

In case it helps, I loved my experience of visiting Southern Spain before (Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla...so much that I’m going back to Sevilla). Love the experience I’ve had with the locals and the warmth among the community.

Any advice for a spot that would be good to visit after Sevilla heading to Madrid? I have been curious about Cádiz but realize it’s not on the way (still open to it as I might not be back in Spain for awhile). Open to any thoughts, especially experiences that might be helpful for solo travelers. Thanks!

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A few possibilities. I’m not a big Cadiz fan normally, but especially not in January. In one direction there are Ubeda and Baeza that many say are nice to visit, but I haven’t been to personally. Another option would be to head to Merida and Caceres, then over to Madrid. Then, there’s Cuenca that is just east of Madrid. If you haven’t been to Toledo, then that would be my first choice. How you’re traveling will help determine where you go.

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We had a memorable New Year's day trip to Cadiz from Sevilla today and I recommend doing on a sunny day in January (it was 65-70 degrees today). We hung out chilling with a bottle of Rioja wine by the rocky point by the old fort on the Atlantic ocean as there was a beautiful sunset today. January is a great time to go to get away from crowded Sevilla.

http://www.andalucia.org/es/turismo-cultural/visitas/cadiz/monumentos/castillo-de-san-sebastian/

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Ubeda & Baez can be an option going from Sevilla to Madrid. Also Valencia Spain is along the way and it is just 3 hours and 30 minutes via train from Madrid so Valencia can be another option to visit as well.

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Valencia might be about right for the time available, but it's nearly due east of Madrid, and getting there from Seville (about 5 hours, if not longer) via the fast trains involves going to Madrid and changing trains. The return from Valencia to Madrid via AVE takes about 1 hr. 45 min.

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Thank you all for the helpful suggestions. I’m curious to explore more and haven’t been to any of the spots recommended! I’ll be taking public transportation, hopefully trains mostly as I love them.
Glad to think about possibilities, appreciate the great advice. Happy new year :)

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How about Toledo? Have you already been there? If not, I would do that, possibly adding on Segovia as well, or the Ribera del Duero wine region.

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Thanks Amy! Haven’t been to Toledo, Segovia or Ribera region. Would love to explore these areas. Appreciate your thoughts!