My wife and I arrive at the Madrid airport at around 11:30 AM on March 27th. We will fly out of Madrid at about 11:00 AM April 5th. This give us nine nights in Spain. We visited Barcelona on a previous trip, so do not need to go there. I am wondering if this itinerary is manageable or if you have advice to change it.
3 nights Granada (somehow get to Granada from Madrid airport--rent a car perhaps?)
3 nights Seville (use car to drive from Granada to Seville?)
1 night Cordoba (train)
2 nights Madrid (train)
I am somewhat concerned about my ability to drive 4-5 hours after an overnight flight into Madrid, but am unsure about a bus or train from Madrid to Granada. I'm also unsure about the transportation from Granada to Seville.
We don't particularly appreciate art museums, so this trip is about other attractions. We like architecture so palaces or castles are cool. Our favorite thing to do is walking tours. Mainly we like to go about and leisurely see places, not get stuck in any attraction too long.
During our full day in Madrid I thought this day trip seemed a good option (Toledo and Segovia):
Or perhaps this is not a good itinerary. We definitely want to see Seville. Everything else is optional.
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!