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Aug 2nd, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Andalusia Trip Itinerary - Please help

Please help with this possible itinerary; I've never been to Spain. Day:
1. Arrive Granada AM - walking tour
2. Alhambra; other as time. Overnight
3. Depart by car for Ronda. Arrive noon.
4. Depart for Arcos de la Frontera. Arrive late afternoon. Overnight
5. 11AM walking tour. Depart for Seville. Turn car in.
6. Seville
7. Seville
8. Train to Cordoba. Overnight
9. Train to Madrid. Aft Madrid
10. Toledo day trip
11. Madrid in morning. Meetings aft.
12. Madrid
13. Depart for home.

Thanks for your wisdom!!
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Aug 2nd, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Sounds like a good plan even though a little rushed. Could be a great introduction to Spain. When are you going and what are your interests?

These sites have good and updated info on Madrid and Sevilla, two very "Spanish cities" but very different.
Madrid: http://www.esmadrid.com/en/portal.do
Sevilla: http://www.exploreseville.com/
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Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Sounds good to me, too! I like that you will be spending time in some of these places after day-trippers leave - they can be so different then! I encourage you to reserve your Alhambra visits (day and night) in advance. Enjoy!
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Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:46 PM
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I think you'll probably wish you spent more time in Ronda. I'd be inclined to skip Arcos (never been there, though) and spend at least another half day in Ronda, maybe another overnight. We loved it there.
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Aug 2nd, 2012, 09:54 PM
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> I think you'll probably wish you spent more time in Ronda.

I love that people experience places so differently! I had planned to stay 1.5 days in Ronda, but left after less than a day. I was very glad to have seen what I had seen, but I had no desire whatsoever to stay any longer. Especially when so many other places called out to me. Vive la différence!
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Aug 3rd, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Thank you all. Thanks for the links, as well. I 'mconsidering yje Ronda, skip Marcos idea. Anyone else want to weigh in?

Any thoughts about the drive from Granada to Seville?

I will be there I'm mid to late September, and Will celebrate my 65th birthday there!!

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Aug 3rd, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Thank you all. Thanks for the links, as well. I 'mconsidering yje Ronda, skip Marcos idea. Anyone else want to weigh in?

Any thoughts about the drive from Granada to Seville?

I will be there in mid to late September, and Will celebrate my 65th birthday there!!

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Aug 3rd, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Thank you all. Thanks for the links, as well. I'm considering the Ronda, skip Marcos idea. Anyone else want to weigh in?

Any thoughts about the drive from Granada to Seville?

I will be there in mid to late September, and Will celebrate my 65th birthday there!!

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Aug 3rd, 2012, 10:43 PM
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If you are willing to skip Marcos, you might want to add that time to Cordoba (I found more than enough to keep me happily busy there for 2 full days) or Toledo (another place that I thought worth at least 2 full days) or - if you are interested in art - Madrid.

What a great place to spend a special birthday!
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Aug 3rd, 2012, 11:41 PM
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I'll second staying overnight in Toledo. So much to do there and it becomes less crowded after the daytripperd have left. It's amazingly beautiful city. Enjoy Spain.
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Aug 4th, 2012, 02:14 AM
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Why Arcos Frontera? I am looking at exploring this area and the ones that stand out for me are Cadiz and Sanlucar.
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Aug 5th, 2012, 05:47 AM
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If you are in Sevilla in September, you should know that the most important and prestigious flamenco festival, the Bienal de Flamenco, goes on in theaters all around town for the entire month. A night at a Bienal performance will be light years away from the flamenco most tourist experience. Mostly a local and knowledgeable crowd, and it could easily be a highlight of your trip. http://www.flamenco-world.com/notici...l23052012.html

Program: http://www.labienal.com/programa/
Buy tickets online (works perfectly, I've used this regularly for the past five years): http://www.generaltickets.com/
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