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Spain driving trip

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My spouse and I are contemplating a driving trip to Spain this year. We would have about two and a half weeks and would probably go in the fall, but we might go in May if airfares, workload and currency all come together.

Very tentative plan is to fly into Barcelona, spend a couple of days there, then drive to Roncevalles via Zaragoza and then follow the Camino to Santiago de Compostella stopping at Burgos and Leon. Leaving SdC, we'd drive to Salamanca then drop the car in Madrid and stay for a day or two, one of which would probably be a day trip or an overnite to Toledo. It looks like the driving distances and times are all doable.

Our interests are history, architecture, art, archaeology, museums, food and scenery (in that order).This is our second time in Spain--the first time we visited Estremadura and Andalusia, as well as Madrid and its surroundings (Toledo, Avila, Segovia). We will probably see the Basque Country from southern France next time we go to France so we're omitting it on this trip.

One reason we've delayed returning to Spain is the difficulty of locating good base cities in the north. Looks to me like the cities are pretty much spread out, so that basing somewhere for a few days doesn't make sense. But maybe I'm wrong.

So--thoughts? Ideas for bases? Time in each of the cities mentioned above? Things to do in and around each? BTW--We're committed to driving because (a) my wife has mobility issues that make trains difficult, (b) we like the freedom a car gives and (c) we like to drive.

Gracias, amigos.

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