Extra days in Spain

It's a long story, but after planning a 3 week trip in Spain & Portugal, we have to extend for an additional two days. We have reservations in Valladolid for the original last three days of the trip, after which we had planned to head to the Madrid Airport to spend the night before our noon flight. So from Valladolid we need to head somewhere and I am considering either Valencia via Cuenca (to see the hanging houses) or to Zaragoza via Burgos. Any recommendations on which would be the better choice? (We've already been to Barcelona and the rest of our itinerary is pretty extensive.)

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
9919 posts

I enjoyed Burgos and other northern cities on a brief visit, and would like to explore more, so I also would stay on the northern route.

Posted by Wonderful
616 posts

A confusing post.
So you are in Valladolid. You have 3 more nights before leaving Spian from Madrid at midday.
You are thinking about going to Valencia via Cuenca or going to Zaragoza via Burgos.
I feel that all of those options are taking you away from Madrid. So how about Ávila. Nice city with some countryside to explore.

Posted by hazelbrandenburg
30 posts

Sorry, Wonderful. I know my question a little confusing but I was trying to convey that we had an extensive itinerary for the three weeks, including Madrid, Toledo, and points south and west (including several days in Portugal.) We have already factored in time for day trips to Avila and Segovia from Valladolid. The extra two days are being tacked onto the end of all that and I was considering how to use that time to add on places we had not already covered. Really the choice was between Burgos and Valencia, and I think Burgos wins.

Thanks for the advice, everyone.