I will be arriving in Barcelona mid-June/early July with husband and 2 sons (ages 12 and 15). Boys are good travelers. At first we were looking at Southwestern Spain (Sevilla, Cordoba, etc) and/or possibly Morocco, but would prefer cooler areas. We like cities and hiking, food, architecture, museums and wandering around interesting neighborhoods and historic cities. With Ryanair, we can travel to so many European destinations for around $50. I haven't been to most of Western Europe and boys have never been.
I would appreciate suggestions for where to head from Barcelona if we want slightly cooler weather. Although Europe is clearly not cheap, would are interested in some less expensive destinations (I know it will be peak-season). We are hoping to buy early-July return flight home soon. We jumped at Barcelona one-way flight because it was such a good deal.
Thanks for input.