In the initial planning stages, haven't booked anything yet. We will likely have 10 nights (9 full days) in Spain approximately Dec 26-Jan 5. Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens); teens are great travelers, love walking and walking tours; food; historical sites and churches; don't like art museums. We are currently thinking of flying in/out of Madrid (can't seem to find affordable open jaw tickets from anywhere south); and visit Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Granada. A few questions on my mind are:
- Which city would be better for New Year's Day, when almost everything is closed, Seville or Granada?
- We would like to stop in Cordoba on the way from Madrid to Seville. I've seen several recommendations to do that, but am wondering how you do that? Do you book separate tickets (Madrid to Cordoba for the morning, Cordoba to Seville for the evening?)
- We are currently thinking of 3 nights in Madrid, 3 nights in Seville, 1 night in Granada; with day trip to Cordoba (on the way from Madrid to Seville) and maybe a day trip to Toledo from Madrid (need to look at that). Given that we won't do all the art museums in Madrid I think a day trip to Toledo one of those days might be more enjoyable. That gives us a couple more nights to play with; suggestions?
- For those who have traveled to Spain with teenagers, can you share what they enjoyed the most? Any specific activities or sites would be appreciated.