Andalucia itinerary - this autumn

May 20th, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Me toooooooooo!!!!! I was asked to go this year with a friend, drat I just started a new JOB! Forno you have some luck!
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May 21st, 2010, 12:02 PM
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You can a“Are my driving time estimates correct?”
it depends on your driving style and which trip planner you have used. Some do not allow for any breaks for the loo, coffee etc. Also you may be held up by accidents or road works; there is no scope for such things in your plans.

“stay 1 more night in Sevilla and leave early in the morning”
How early is early? Don’t forget breakfast, what time does the hotel serve breakfast?

“and then drive to Toledo to arrive at midnight? Is it possible to do?”

Doing a days worth of sight seeing and then driving does depend on your stamina. Does your hotel, in Toledo, have 24hr desk? What about evening meal? Does your day include an hour or so to eat one?

In General it is all too rushed for me.
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May 22nd, 2010, 05:54 AM
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I have been to Spain many times as my family lives in Malaga amongst other places in Spain. I think your itinerary is pretty well planned. There are so many sites to see in Spain, and all well worth it. There are many bed and breakfast places, as well as good hotels. The times I did not stay with relatives, we stayed in marriot,hilton and holiday inn related hotels which were all great and we knew what we were getting. As for cities, I absolutely love Malaga, it has alot of historical significance and would see the Alcazaba there. The port and restaurants there are fantastic and you can drive and go to the "old Marbella city" which has great food and shopping as well. As for Nerja, this is a fantastic city, has great views with the cobblestone streets and if you have time, see the caves. Bye the way, most places speak English, I have always found someone who did. They do appreciate it however, when you speak Spanish.
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May 27th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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I was extremely busy with work during the past week or so, which is a good sign...

But today I went and changed my travel plans (and yes, I paid the extra fine): so now we are flying to Madrid and on our way back we are leaving from Malaga.

I also canceled me auto reservation, so I am free to rent it and then drop it anywhere I like and not forced having it throughout our stay. Based on your suggestions, we will drop the car in Granada and in Sevilla.

We also took another decision, which is not to spend any time in Madrid.

So, basically we will fly to Madrid, drive to Toledo, stay there 1 night, and then continue to Ubeda.

From here it gets a bit complicated because Ubeda-Granada-Cordoba form a triangle, and if we want to do our itinerary and end it in Malaga to fly back, I am not sure which way is the best, i.e.:
Ubeda-Granada-Cordoba-Sevilla-Ronda-Malaga, OR
Ubeda-Cordoba-Sevilla-Ronda-Granada-Malaga, OR
some other routing ...
Any suggestions?

Of course you might say that it depends if we have any tickets for the Flamenco shows or for the Alhambra visit, but as of today we don't have anything yet...

Based on your suggestions and maybe ticket availability and our choices of Flamenco shows in Sevilla, we will finalize our itinerary and I will post it for the 'benefit' of other readers (and I am not pretending any REAL benefits, but who knows, s.o. might find the itinerary useful).

Again, my heartfelt thanks to all who are taking their time to help.

Kind regards...
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May 28th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Cordoba is well comunicated by train from Seville or Malaga, from Malaga you have the AVE for 40 eur/1 hour) and the Avant (half the price, it takes 5 min. longer). So the drive should be Ubeda to Granada to Seville or Ronda. It depends of the car, you need it in Ronda, not in Seville, Granada or Malaga. You can check BUS or train Granada to Seville, so you could drop it in Granada and then taking it again in Seville.
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May 30th, 2010, 05:29 AM
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I think josele's idea is great. You will have a fantastic trip. Remember to try the paella and gaspacho andaluz. If you like a great sherry wine after dinner, try malaga virgen. It is fantastic. Your trip will be wonderful! Enjoy
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