I am currently planning a trip to Spain for October of next year with my husband. We are travelling 14-16 days total (including flights), depending on which itinerary we decide to go with. We had originally planned to use a guided tour company for our trip, but after much research, we realized it wasn't exactly what we were looking for. Long bus rides and full schedules weren't exactly our cup of tea.
We will be flying out of DFW, and the itinerary we are considering is as such:
Fly into Madrid for 2 nights
2 nights in Seville
3 nights in Granada
3 nights on the southern coast, most likely Malaga or Torremolinos
4 nights in Barcelona
Any suggestions, ideas, tips, or advice is openly welcome! We have never been to Europe or Spain, so we aren't quite sure if this is a feasible itinerary for the time allowed, or if we should try to condense. Of all of the places mentioned, the coast, Granada, and Barcelona are our top 3 spots to visit, but Seville and Madrid follow in a close second place.
Our biggest issue is figuring out if the high speed trains travel to all of these places, as well as if the timeline would be sufficient to actually enjoy ourselves without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. The Eurail website is not much help with this, as you can only begin to plan your trip after you have purchased your passes, which we are definitely not ready to do just yet!
Thanks in advance! I look forward to reading everyone's responses!