I'm planning our upcoming Spain trip in June, 2016. Like a few others, we are flying into Barcelona and out of Madrid. Our flights are booked leaving from LAX in California, June 15, which is a three hour drive from our home, and will require a night before and after in a hotel. As you can see, we will have a lot of travel time under our belt, by the time we return home. lol
With that in mind, we want to spend our 14 days/nights in Spain actually enjoying the country, spending as little time as possible commuting from city to city. However, the more I read on Spain the more I want to see. I've been looking for hours today at the various trains and schedules and just can't decide which routes are best to get us to our desired locations, the quickest way possible.
I realize that this trip has 13 or 14 hours total train time. We'd prefer to use rains rather than fly for comfort, but also because I'm not convinced that flying saves that much time or money. I'll book the earliest times that I can, but I don't know if there's any other way which will allow us to see all of these amazing cities.
Here's the itinerary, I've come up with. I would appreciate any feedback and advice.
6/16 Fly into Barcelona - arrive 8 a.m. Although we'll have jetlag, we'll get right out there! Stay 3 nights
6/19 - High Speed train to Seville, earlier the better. Stay 3 nights
6/22 - Regional train? to Granada. Stay 2 nights
6/24- Train to Cordoba Stay 2 nights
6/26 High Speed train to Madrid - 4 nights (Two possible day trips, Toledo and Segovia)
6/30 Fly home :(