I'm planning a short trip to Spain in October and would love input on logistics and any other suggestions.
We booked an open jaw ticket flying into BCN and out of Malaga
Day 0: Arrive late in Barcelona - sleep?
Day 1: Whole day in Barcelona
Day 2: Day trip to Girona &Cadaques/just to Girona/Stay in Barcelona
Day 3: Fly to Malaga, drive to Ronda & stay the night
Day 4: Spend few hours in Ronda before driving to Granada, stay in Granada
Day 5: Alhambra, Hamman spa experience and then drive to Malaga
Day 6: Depart from Malaga on an early flight.
I would love to get input from experienced travellers on the proposed itinerary.
About us: in our 30s, fluent in Spanish (as it spoken in the US), live in Southern California. We are not big on museums and prefer small town culture to big cities. We are comfortable with long drives. To give you a better idea on our tastes I can reference our last trip to France where we drove from Paris to Chamonix and then two days later, drove down to the Italian Riviera. That being said, we also do enjoy seeing one or two main tourist attractions in a big city. For example, in Paris, and this might sound sacrilegious, we went inside only the Notre Dame and Musee D'Orsay. We couldn't stand in lines anywhere else. The highlight of our stay was renting a scooter to explore different neighbourhoods that a typical first time visitor would not have known of and we don't regret not going inside the Louvre. I'm hoping this will soothe anyone who feels we are not spending enough time in museums, which Barcelona is known for. Me - I am just thrilled that we are finally going to Spain.
My husband is on the fence about the day trip to Cadaques being that we live in Southern California and have been to seaside towns like Nice, Mykonnos and Santorini. Looking back on our France trip, we both enjoyed small villages in Provence more than Nice.
Now, I dont know if I can even compare any of those to Cadaques and thats where I am hoping for input. From pictures, Cadaques is gorgeous and quaint and it doesn't have bustling big city feel. Would it be too cold mid October?
Are we better off not going to Cadaques and using that day towards Granada? Lastly, I'm hoping to plan out at least one or two foodie experiences in Barcelona and Granada. Or despite not wanting to go to museums, should we still spend two whole days in Barcelona (no day trips) before heading to Malaga on Day 3?
Any input is welcome. Thank you in advance!