My husband and I have 9 nights to spend in Madrid and Andalucia. We arrive in Madrid on October 12. We have never been to that area of Spain and would appreciate some advice on how to divide up our time. We love to walk, explore neighborhoods, and enjoy the food. Not necessarily focused on museums. Hoping for not too much rain that time of year!
Also we are open to getting a car and using it as a base to explore the surrounding area, or use the train. Ultimately we need to return to Amsterdam, and the only nonstop flights are through Madrid or Seville. This will be the end of a month long trip to Amsterdam and Italy, and we don’t want to try to see everything. We’re more interested in slow travel than racing around. Does this make sense?
- Day 1. Arrive in Madrid
- Days 2, 3 -4. Explore Madrid with a day trip to Toledo if time permits
- Day 5. Drive or train to Granada
- Day 6. Visit the Alhambra in the morning. Drive or train to Seville. Spend the night in Seville.
- Day 7, 8, 9 Seville
- Day 10 Fly from Seville to Amsterdam
Is this too rushed? Since we might have rain in October, it might be nice to have the car and drive. Suggestions are appreciated.