My husband and I (late 30s) are in the very early stages of planning a trip to Spain in mid-Oct 2018. We are active people and when we travel, we most enjoy cultural immersion, history, and architecture (art/museums are not our top priority). This is our first trip to Spain, but we hope that it is not our last. We usually prefer public transportation and are not planning on renting a car and driving (unless there is a very compelling reason to do so). Any and all advice is welcome!
As of now, price-wise it is more economical for us to either fly R/T to and from BCN or fly into BCN and then out of MAD. We are thinking of skipping Madrid and its environs this trip (we are more intrigued by Barcelona and Andalusia at this point).
Sat, Oct 20 Arrive BCN early a.m. - walk/explore/get bearings
Sun, Oct 21 - Barcelona - Gaudi sights
Mon, Oct 22 - Day trip to Monserrat
Tues, Oct 23 - Travel to Sevilla - walk/explore/get bearings
Weds, Oct 24 - Sevilla
Thurs, Oct 25 - Travel to Granada - walk/explore/get bearings
Fri, Oct 26 - Alahambra
Sat, Oct 27 - Granada to Madrid or Barcelona (depending on return flight)
Sun, Oct 28 - Depart for States early a.m.