I’m planning a 2 week trip to Spain and Portugal with my friend in summer. We are planning to fly into Madrid and out of Barcelona, rather than book a round trip flight to Madrid. We’re building a rough itinerary draft, so we don’t waste time. We will be travelling via trains and buses - maybe a flight or two – especially between Spain and Portugal because we’re hearing train and bus travel between the countries isn’t that reliable – is this true? Does anyone know if the Portugal - Spain Eurorail Passes include travel on Renfe trains? What is the best and cheapest method of transport?
So far the stops on our rough itinerary include Madrid, Asturias (Oviedo), Barcelona, and Lisbon. We are planning on visiting cities north of Madrid and in Green Spain since we have a friend that we can stay with in Oviedo. I would love to hear any itinerary suggestions and highlights for Spain and Portugal. Any suggestions on accommodations would be a great help – we would prefer low budget and we’re open to hostels.
Thanks in advance for your help!