Well - I continue to dream that the clouds will part, travel gods will smile - and we will be able to travel from the US to Spain & Portugal this Fall. Do have our vaccines complete - so that is off the to-be-done checklist. I'm working with an agency in Portugal (Portugal Trails) for some activities - so am keeping up to date on restrictions/requirements - no deposit reservations.. etc.
That said- Hoping for a first visit to Cordoba, Madrid & Figueres.. (plus return to Barcelona) for about 11 nights starting Nov. 4th. This will be after about 4 weeks in Portugal - so no jet lag issues etc..
Nov. 4: morning - Flight - Porto - Seville and train to Cordoba 3 nights 2 1/2 days Relax wander and do the RS walks
Nov. 8: Train to Madrid 4 nights 3 1/2 days Relax, wander, Prado -of course, walks maybe DT to Segovia via train?)
Nov. 11: Train to Figueres 2 nights 1 1/2 days Visit Dali sites in town and if weather cooperates - bus to Cadaques on full day
Nov. 13: Train to Barcelona 2 nights 1 1/2 days Have spent about 2 weeks in past, seen most main sights. If it's open - will make 3rd visit to Sagrada Familia - DH's all time fav. Love to see construction progress. Barc. is for R&R before heading home late on the 15th.
I have the RS guides for Spain - have used it for our last 3 visits (and Portugal)... and have selected our hotel for Barcelona (Hotel Continental Palacete). Have seen many recommendations on the forum for Madrid, which I will check on.
BUT - NEED ASSISTANCE finding good hotel options in Cordoba and Figueres. Any hints..
My target budget is around $100/120 US per night. Love to find for less $$. Bigger want is convenience either to transportation or local sights. Don't mind climbing a flight or 2 for a wonderful location or view. Certainly don't plan to need AC in November (??).
Thanks for your experienced inputs!