Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Holiday Itinerary
  2. 2 Is it just me or are German cities depressingly ugly?
  3. 3 Visiting the Black Forest
  4. 4 Need Barcelona Gaudi Ticket Help
  5. 5 Paris Museum Pass and Skip the Line
  6. 6 First Draft: Croatia, BiH, and Slovenia
  7. 7 ls there anything such as Spanish cuisine?
  8. 8 France to stop making foie grois
  9. 9 Barcelona to Morocco
  10. 10 European countries thst could use some hospitality lessons.
  11. 11 Greece itinerary ideas
  12. 12 Trip Report Two weeks in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  13. 13 Ireland driving itinerary
  14. 14 Sept. 2016 Apt. In Paris just cancelled---YIKES!
  15. 15 Should I speculate?
  16. 16 One week travelling from Spain to Paris
  17. 17 Itinerary help please!
  18. 18 Barcelona attraction tickets
  19. 19 Interlaken-Lucerne Express 19th July- reservation required??
  20. 20 Day trips from Uzes
  21. 21 How did you or your family ended up in the country you are living now?
  22. 22 Sept Help Needed Hotels & Timing: Budapest, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam
  23. 23 Croatia couples itinerary
  24. 24 Approx cost of taxi between Sorrento and Positano
  25. 25 Traveling with medication in bulk
View next 25 » Back to the top

Should We Do Segovia With only 2 1/2 Days in Madrid?

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

New to the forums (but long time fodors browser :) ).

I am going on a trip in September to Marrakech and then Madrid with my boyfriend (we're both mid-20s). We fly into Madrid on a Wednesday, landing at 4:30. We're staying at Hotel Preciados, so right in the middle of everything. We have the rest of that day, all of Thursday and all of Friday, and then we leave on a 10:30 am flight back home to NYC on Saturday.

So my question is this; do we take say, 5 hours out of a day to go to Segovia? My idea was either to catch a very early bullet train (one that pulls in at 8 am), enjoy the sites of the place, check out the castle and gardens after they open at 10, return. OR try to go for lunch (as everyone has told me it's all about the suckling pig there) do sites, return later in the evening.

In Madrid, we mainly want to see the Palacio Real, Prado Museum, Parque del Retiro and of course take in food and a little shopping and wander among the various plazas. So does it make sense to make time for Segovia, or shall we just dedicate our full 2 1/2 days to Madrid only?

16 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement