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It has been way too long since I have posted on here or gone to Europe, but we are taking our children (9 and 13) to Spain and Morocco for 2 weeks in mid March this year (yes, this was a late planned trip). My kids have a lot of travel experience in cities and elsewhere, but this is their first international trip. I have never been to Spain or Morocco. We are concentrating on only Andalucia in the Spanish leg. Our flights are into and out of Madrid, as that turned out to be best all around when shopping for flights. We arrive in Madrid around 1:30 on a Saturday and fly out on Easter, 15 days later. I also timed this trip to get us to Seville before Santa Semana to make hotels easier and less expensive, although as a photographer, I would not mind being in the city for a day during the processions.

I am just piecing together an itinerary, and my greatest concern is trying to fit in a bit of Morocco. We really want to visit there as well as Spain. Fez is my first choice, but I am considering Chefchaouen as an alternative if it saves time. I would even spend all of the time in Tangier but would prefer not to do that.

Here is my first run at an itinerary, and any input from Spain veterans would be extremely helpful in making this work best. We are used to early and late travel if that helps maximize time available for sightseeing.

Saturday - Arrive Madrid 1:30; take train to Cordoba (although considering Seville instead for the first stop)
Sunday - Cordoba
Monday - early train to Seville
Tuesday - Seville
Wednesday - Seville
Thursday - Seville
Friday - To Granada
Saturday - Granada (see Alhambra first thing in the morning)
Sunday - Granada; rent car and drive to Ronda. Overnight.
Monday - Drive route of the white villages; especially interested in Arcos de la Frontera
Tuesday - ferry to Morocco and hopefully reach Fez same day (have read several good posts on here about how to possibly make that work). Would it be easy for me to drive from Arcos de la Frontera and drop off a car or leave it at the ferry port?
Wednesday - Fez
Thursday - Fez
Friday - Journey back to Spain (perhaps Seville?)
Saturday - Seville and late afternoon/evening train to Madrid
Sunday - fly out of Madrid at 6:45 am

I am considering 3 instead of 4 days for Seville on the front end to make the final week less hectic. Thanks for any help offered!

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