My boyfriend and I have planned a trip to fly into Madrid and out Lisbon. The cities we want to travel to are Madird, Toledo, Barcelona, Ibiza, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla, Lagos & Lisbon..
We are going to pre-book our Madrid hotel/hostel prior to going beacuse we fly in late at night. We will be traveling July 3-27th during a peak tourist season.
Do you recommend pre-booking all low budget hotels & hostels prior to going because things book up or would you recommend booking the first city or two and then doing everything on the fly? I'm just concerned that maybe we'll get to one place and want to stay an extra day or leave a day early etc. Is it cheaper or the same price booking in advance or on the fly?
We were thinking of staying in hostels in the big cities and hotels in the smaller ones? Any thoughts on this?
I've also read that a lot of people plan their transportation (busses, trains) on the whim while in the city...do you recommend this over internet booking at home? Thank you for any tips!