I am traveling from the US with a friend for a “girls trip” to visit my daughter in Madrid and niece in Toledo. My friend and I arrive the morning of Friday 12/3 and depart the morning of Saturday 12/11. We are both in our 50s, enjoy trying new foods, drinking, history, beautiful scenery, cultural exploration and music. I like to walk, she not so much. We are planning our travel itinerary with my daughter’s work schedule in mind. My daughter is off work Saturday 12/4 through Tuesday 12/7. This is my first trip to Europe. I would like to see sights beyond Madrid but there is less pressure as I am planning to return with my husband in the fall of 2023 for a longer visit.
Appreciate your thoughts and input on the following itinerary:
Friday 12/3 9:30am Arrival – Check luggage, do bus tour for layout of land and drive by sights, meet daughter for dinner, drinks, walking city
Saturday 12/4 – sightsee Madrid
Sunday 12/5 – depart for Seville
Monday 12/6 – tour Seville
Tuesday 12/7 – depart Seville (?) stop over in Cordoba on route to Madrid?
Or Day trip to Cordoba from Seville and depart for Madrid from Seville on Wednesday morning?
Wednesday 12/8 – Tour Madrid
Thursday 12/9 – Day trip Toledo
Friday 12/10 – Tour Madrid
Should we stay in Seville until Wednesday and do a day trip to Cordoba from Seville on Tuesday rather than while in route to Madrid? This would mean daughter returns a day earlier to Madrid for work on Wednesday while we stay behind in Seville for an additional evening. We would then depart for Madrid Wednesday morning.
All comments and suggestions welcome!