Has anyone flown from the US to Malaga? I am in the process of scaling down a trip to Spain in order to curtail the expense. We originally planned on flying into Madrid, and visiting that city and Toledo. We have decided to skip that part of Spain and concentrate on Andalusia. We want to visit Seville and Granada, and maybe Cordoba and Pueblos Blancos, keeping the moving about to a minimum.
I thought we could get the bus from the Malaga airport to Granada, and stay for two or nights, then somehow get to Seville (cheap flight ((which I am finding is not so cheap)); bus?; train?), maybe stopping in Cordoba if we take a train or bus instead of flying. We would stay in Seville for five nights, then rent a car and visit the Pueblos Blancos before returning to Malaga.
I found inexpensive tickets to Malaga (840), and the bus is about 20 euros to Granada, so it is the cheapest option for getting to Southern Spain.
Regarding car rental, how are the roads going to the Pueblos Blancos and then to the Malaga airport? We will be traveling with our grown son and daughter who hate driving with us. We are all 4 backseat drivers and it is unlikely we will be cured anytime soon, so no matter which one of us drives, there will be plenty of advise and tension, unless we get the kids drunk before we stick them in the backseat to sleep. We are both excellent drivers and have driven in France and England. How about parking in those villages, and is it worth it to stay over in one?
I think the kids might stay in a hostel near our hotel, giving us all a bit of privacy and freedom.
We are thinking of a ten day trip, including all travel. Will this allow enough time? We do like to linger.