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Solo, inexperienced traveler ... lost in Spain (Part II)

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Thank you all for your help with Part I of this trip, which is just my 2nd overseas on my own. I'd really appreciate your thoughts about planning the last 16 days of a 40-day trip. (I arrive in Frankfurt early in the morning on May 21 and depart from Barcelona on June 30.)

The last 16 days are in Spain, my first time in the country. The principal problem is my aversion to 1- and 2-night stays, especially after a month of traveling. This aversion is tripping me up with Cordoba (and to a must lesser extent, Granada.) It's not a question about what interests me and what doesn't - it all interests me. What I'm concerned about is the quality of the experience (and my sanity).

For context, the itinerary before Spain itinerary is as follows:
Berlin - 7 nights
Prague - 5 nights
Krakow - 6 nights
Budapest - 5 nights

Then to Spain:
Madrid - 4 nights (probably firm based on travel times, interests, and expected level of exhaustion)
From Madrid:

OPTION A
Seville - 4 nights (day trip to Cordoba while based in Seville)

OPTION B
Cordoba - 1 night
Seville - 3 nights

OPTION C
Madrid to Cordoba for the day; then on to Seville same evening for 4 nights in Seville

OPTION D
Skip Cordoba entirely b/c: I'm not doing it justice; something's got to go at this point in a long trip; Spain isn't going anywhere, etc.)

Remainder of trip (after Seville)
Granada - 2 nights
Barcelona - 6 nights (with travel day and early departure, this turns out to be 5 days in Barcelona, which isn't really 5 because of 1-2 short day trips along Costa Brava).

Many thanks for your thoughts.

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