Hello Fellow Travelers! I am a 35-year-old female planning a solo trip to Spain this May and would love to get your thoughts on my proposed itinerary.
This will be my first trip to Spain. I will be there for 14 days "on the ground". I have traveled solo to Europe several times and have found that I enjoy small towns more than big cities. For this reason and geographical distance, I have eliminated Barcelona and decided to focus on southern Spain.
I like "experiences", a little art, castles and things like country-side small group tours, that kind of thing. However, I am comfortable navigating public transportation on my own. I tend to move quickly, have good endurance and mobility, but don't want to shortchange something important. Due to a medical condition, I can't drive so I need to rely on public transportation. I got a great deal on a flight, so I will be flying in and out of Madrid. I would really appreciate your thoughts and recommendations on my itinerary. Also, any suggestions for wonderful "experiences"...cooking classes, visits to vineyards, that kind of thing would be much appreciated! Here we go:
Wednesday, May 6 – Arrive Madrid 11:45 am, City tour of Madrid
Thursday, May 7 – Madrid
Friday, May 8 – Day trip to Toledo, Madrid
Saturday, May 9 – Fly to Granada, 1 hour, Granada
Sunday, May 10 – Granada (patio festival and Alhambra)
Monday, May 11 – Train to Ronda, 3.5 hours, Ronda, (afternoon vineyard activity and walking tour of Ronda)
Tuesday, May 12 – Hilltowns small-group tour, Ronda
Wednesday, May 13 – Train to Sevilla 3 hours, Sevilla
Thursday, May 14 – Sevilla
Friday, May 15 – Day trip to Cordoba, Sevilla
Saturday, May 16 – Sevilla
Sunday, May 17 – Day trip to Tangier, Sevilla
Monday, May 18 - ???
Tuesday, May 19 Train to Madrid 2.5 hours, Madrid
Wednesday, May 20 – Depart Madrid 11:15am
Madrid – 2.5
Toledo – Day trip
Granada – 1.5
Ronda – .5
Hilltowns – Day trip
Sevilla – 2.5
Cordoba – Day trip
Tangier – Day trip
Should I add an extra day to an existing location?
Should I add a day trip to Carmona from Sevilla?
Should I add a day trip to Salamanca or Segovia or somewhere else from Madrid?
Thank you so much for your advice!