We (59 and 73) will be in Spain in early April 2023 and have around 12 days to travel from Seville to Valencia. We will be travelling by bus/train. We like Roman ruins, cobbled streets, quiet plazas and leisurely tapas. We want to see some of the Mediterranean coast but aren't really beach people. This is part of an 8 week trip to Spain/Portugal so we have flexibility to add a day or two.
Our tentative itinerary is:
3 nights Seville - arriving from Faros, Portugal - we want to go on a day trip to Cordoba
2 nights Malaga - we want to do a trip to Ronda or another white village from here
2 nights Granada
1 night Almeria or alternative
1 night Cartagena or alternative
3 nights Valencia
We will then get the fast train to Madrid for a week before flying home.
We plan to stay in apartments in Seville and Valencia and hotels in the other towns. We usually spend around USD 200 per night for accommodation.
Suggestions on where to stay and whether we are dividing our time appropriately very welcome.