Me and two friends will be arriving in Madrid early morning 9/14/14. None of have ever been there - we only booked our flights - One friend wants to "wing" it a little with no real itinerary (hotel first few nights and then wing it..)
But I was thinking:
A tour of other cities from Madrid - maybe three to four days that covers southern Spain, Cordoba, Granada, Seville -
maybe Portugal for a night? Could we squeeze in a day trip to Gibraltar?
Once back in Madrid, take train to Barcelona for two to three days take in the sights and then I thought booking a Vueling flight too Rome for a day or two and either flying back to Barcelona or probably Madrid to finish out our trip.
TOo much?? I see some tour packages that cover multi cities.
I guess we could "wing" it. Take the rail to different cities - stay a night or two different hotels each city, won't that be more expensive??
Could also start at Madrid, and head towards Portugal making a loop around Southern Spain up towards Barcelona for that trip to Roma and then back to Madrid..
I know I have so many thoughts!! Can anyone help me narrow it all down or provide suggestions for us to make the most out our trip without spending TOO much money-? Economical Route :P
I really appreciate any guidance!