My supposed plan is to take 2 weeks off work in October to travel to Spain. I want to avoid renting a car if reasonably possible. If any of this matters: I am a 36 year old man solo traveler. This will be first trip to Spain and my 5th solo trip to Europe. I am trying to spend less than $3,500 US dollars total. Past trips cost me about under $2,700 to under $3,100. This is approximately what I think I will do. I have not bought plane tickets yet.
Saturday to Sunday, night 0: flights from Detroit to Seville
Sunday: Arrive in Seville. Find hotel, find a produce market or grocery store, walk past various monuments, possibly Metropol Parason /Antiquarium de Sevilla (museum of Roman remains). 1st night sleep in Seville
Monday: Royal Alcázar (open 9:30-5:00pm). If time, Hospital de los Venerables, Archivo de Indias, if time, other sites and/or walk past various monuments. 2nd night sleep in Seville
Tuesday: If not seen yet, Casa de Pilatos, Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, if time, Palacio de las Dueñas. Possibly some flamenco performance. 3rd night Sleep in Seville
Wednesday: Bus or train to Granada. Walk past various monuments, old wall, and so on. 4th night sleep in Granada
Thursday: Alhambra. If extra time, walk past other monuments. 5th night sleep in Granada
Friday: Train or bus to Cordoba. Mezquita, if time, Alcázar, baths of the Caliphate Alcázar. 6th night sleep in Cordoba
Saturday: Casa de Sefarad and Sinagoga, Museum of Al-Andalus life, if time Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba, Calahorra Tower, city walls, other monuments. 7th night cordoba
Sunday: Possibly monuments and/or a museum not seen yet. Train or bus to Madrid. 8th night sleep in Madrid
Monday: Prado Museum, walk past various monuments. 9th night sleep in Madrid
Tuesday: probably Thyssen museum and/or Reina Sofia. 10th night Sleep in Madrid.
Wednesday: National Archaeological museum, if time other museums. 11th night Sleep in Madrid.
Thursday: Royal palace, possibly other museums, parks, or monuments. 12th night Sleep in Madrid.
Friday: Day trip to Toledo. 13th night. Sleep in Madrid.
Saturday: flights back to Detroit