I am planning a 5 week trip for myself and my two children, ages 6 & 8; their Dad will join us for the last week or so. My kids take Spanish lessons, and the trip is built around attending a family language course for two weeks in Denia (TLC Denia), and then having a chance to use their skills. I have traveled in 6 or so European countries (southern Spain) previously, though not in a long time. We are coming from the US. I am trying to develop an itinerary that allows us to have rich experiences in a number of wonderful locales (but not all of them!), and I would love recommendations and opinions on what works. I've made an initial plan, next I will work on airfare so I know our start and end dates, and then I will work on booking lodging, a car where useful, and train tickets. The places I've chosen have plenty of opportunities of interest to kids, I think, but I'm open to suggestions. I also hope that Spain will be a recurring adventure for our family.
What do you think of this:
Arrive June 26 or 27 in Valencia or Alicante, depending on airfare
Denia 6/27 through 7/11, possible overnight in Ibiza or Mallorca on the free weekend
-Language class Mon-Fri begins 6/29, thru 7/10
Barcelona 7/12 through 7/16
Zaragoza 7/17 thru 7/18 (optional, could stay longer in Barcelona instead)
Could do any combo Pamplona, San Sebastian, Biarritz 7/19 thru 7/23
Bilbao 7/24 thru 7/26
Madrid 7/26 thru 7/30
Depart Madrid 7/30 (a Thursday)
This all supposes that Coronavirus doesn't stop us. I'm proceeding with the hope that it peaks and falls off by summer time. I have booked a few things tentatively that are 100% refundable, and I'm willing to have airfare credit for a future trip.
Thank you for your help!