I am heading to Spain in just a few weeks and am trying to establish where I am spending my month in Spain.
After reading endless blogs, posts and reviews here is what I think I would enjoy... nothing is set in stone so would appreciate any feedback –particularly around time in Seville/Cadiz/Jerez and also how do I best make a day trip to Gibraltor from one of those locations. I intend on using a tour group for 8 days to visit Toledo/Cordoba/Granada/Ronda/ending in Seville to make this easier and seamless for the start of my trip.
I love the beach, wine, mountains/landscapes and I’m a huge fan of architecture. I also like to relax, hence my long stays in Cadiz (or similar) and Barcelona.
Trip is 30days/29nights in total - flying in and out of Barcelona for the whole of September.
Day 1 – Early morning international arrival into Barcelona - AVE train to Madrid
Day 2 - Madrid (join tour group in afternoon) (overnight in Madrid)
Day 3 - Toledo (overnight stay in Madrid)
Day 4 - Cordoba (overnight stay in Cordoba)
Day 5/6 - Granada (2 nights in Granada)
Day 7 - Ronda (overnight stay in Ronda)
Day 8 - Seville (overnight stay in Seville)
TRAVELLING SOLO (depart tour group mid-morning of Day 9)
Day 9/10/11 - Seville (3 nights in Seville) – to include day trip to Gibraltor
Day 12/13/14/15/16/17 – Train (or bus?) to Cadiz (6 nights in Cadiz) – to include time in Jerez, visit to National Park of Donana
Day 18/19/20 – Train to Madrid (3 nights in Madrid) – to include day trip to Avila and Sergovia
Day 21 – Train to Barcelona (9 nights in Barcelona)
Day 22 – 29 Barcelona –hopefully will be able to enjoy La Merce Festival + Day trip/s to Tarragona. Stiges, Girona, Figueres, Cadeques, Montserrat either on tour/s or by myself/fellow travellers during this time.
Day 30 – Depart from Barcelona mid AM on international flight
Look forward to hearing people's feedback.