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Help With Itinerary for Spain

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My Husband and I are planning a trip to Spain in May. I have planned part of the trip, and have done a lot of reading on this forum, but now need some help. First, a little background: I have been to Spain, both North and South, several times, but my husband has never been, and has always wanted to go. We are both in our early 70's, but in good shape, and like to walk. Most of our traveling together up until now has been in Asia.

We are Flying into Barcelona on May 3rd. Our Flights are already set, due to FF miles, which were pretty impossible to book. I could only book us back to the States out of Madrid on June 5th--so this is going to be a long trip. I should tell you all that for the most part we enjoy walking around, eating, exploring, and meeting the local people. We do go to museums, but that is not our primary interest. We do have a couple of things already planned:

May 3rd: We arrive in Barcelona at 7 in the morning after a long flight. I have booked the Gallery Hotel, which was recommended on this Forum for many reasons. This reservation is for May 3-checking out on May 7. This reservation can be canceled if I want to cancel it. I thought on the 7th we might rent a car, and drive to Girona, and spend the night of the 7th and 8th there, and then drive to a wonderful little hotel called Mas Can Batlle in Santa Pau, from which we could visit Figueures--I love Dali. We would spend the nights of May 9 and 10 there--In Santa Pau. We had also talked about taking a few days and flying to Lisbon instead of going to Catalonia, but I really think that might just be too much.....

On May 11, we will need to drive back to Barcelona, and return the car because we are leaving that day on a cruise from Barcelona. I would guess we will need to be back in Barcelona by noon. Will that be possible?

From May 11-May 21 we will be cruising the Mediterranean, going to France, and the South of Italy, Sicily, and Capri. Our Cruise debarks on the 21st in Rome, where we are booked on an Air Europa flight to Madrid. We both have been to Rome, and have no desire to spend time there.

At the moment, I have a reservation, which I can cancel, from May 21st-25th at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid. I am then considering this:

May 25: Madrid by train or car to Toledo
May 26: Toledo by train or car to Sevilla
May 27-30: Sevilla with a day trip to Cordoba
May 31: Leave by train or car for Granada
June 1-4: Malaga
June 4: Fly from Malaga to Madrid
June 5: We Leave by Plane at 12:30 PM from Madrid for Los Angeles, via Philadelphia

FYI---my husband loves to drive, but I don't love his driving.... :-)

I don't want to end up exhausted, but I also want to see the country.

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