Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Store luggage in Rome for a few hours
  2. 2 travel fan 220v?
  3. 3 Champs Elysee: worth an afternoon or too tacky?
  4. 4 Trip Report Bastille Day Fireworks, Paris
  5. 5 Guide in Russia
  6. 6 What's the hotel policy regarding bringing in guests to your room?
  7. 7 Three Weeks in Italy - So Excited!
  8. 8 WWI Battlefields
  9. 9 2 Days in Tarragona...what to do ?
  10. 10 Visiting Zurich
  11. 11 Naxos experts - pros and cons of Kymata vs. Agios Prokopios Hotel
  12. 12 Trip Report A litle of the UK, some of Belgium and a bit more France.
  13. 13 Lisbon to San Sebastián to Madrid itinerary help!
  14. 14 Switzerland
  15. 15 Getting to Naxos and Santorini
  16. 16 Switzerland for 2 weeks
  17. 17 Trip Report Swiss Trains not on time and boats not run at all - great time
  18. 18 Italica (Sevilla) or Medina al-Zahra (Cordoba)
  19. 19 Zadar or Sibenik
  20. 20 Font-de-Gaume - too overweight?
  21. 21 Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia Itinerary Feedback
  22. 22 Sicily: la foresteria planeta estate or Villa Sicilia Baglio
  23. 23 Rent a Car?
  24. 24 Trip Report Whistle stop family road trip
  25. 25 Cars, etc. in Florence, Bologna
View next 25 » Back to the top

Spain driving trip

Jump to last reply

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.

24 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement