After reviewing Rick Steve's "Spain 2016" and this forum, I am trying to work out details for a first time trip to Spain with my wife. All planning is flexible at this point. Our current plan is to fly from Lisbon (we're in Portugal for 9 days) to Sevilla and stay 3 nights, starting 12-Oct (@ Hotel Casa 1800?). Originally, I planned on getting a car upon leaving Sevilla and exploring multiple sites (Tarifa, Nerja, Ronda) before heading to Granada. Should we get a car or not? Which locales should we be sure to see and what can/should we skip? Should we look into in day tours (through a company) and which ones? After reading this forum, my current thinking is 3 nights in Sevilla, train to Cordoba and stay 2 nights, train to Granada and stay 2 nights, fly to Barcelona for 3 nights returning to the states starting the morning of the 4th day.
We like to be active, enjoy walking, and are fine with public transportation, but not if there is a better way.
So, does this skeleton of a plan "make sense" or are there better suggestions for timing, etc. (Right amount of time? Get a car or not? Day trips from home base? Where to stay?). Sorry for this being rather broad in scope, but with complete flexibility at this point, I want to try to put together the best plan.