After much debate about where our family of 4 should travel over Winter Break this year, we have decided on Spain. This would be our first time visiting the country and we could use some suggestions! Our current plan is to land Dec 30 and fly home Jan 8, which means we will have 9 nights to work with. Should we base out of Barcelona and do a few day trips from there, try to hit both Barcelona and Madrid, or fly into Madrid and work our way south?
A bit of background info - my children are 10 and 5, but very well traveled. Not looking for a wild NYE party scene, just beautiful scenery and fun exploring a new destination. Also, weather is a consideration and I know that it will be warmer in the southern parts of Spain, but we aren't totally basing the decision on weather!