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Itinerary advice for a family with two young children

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I am traveling to Spain and Portugal with my wife and two kids (an 8 year old and a 3.5 year old). We are going to be in Spain for 13 days and 4 days in Portugal from mid July to early August. I want this vacation to be a relaxed trip rather than an attraction-packed hectic one, so I have planned the following itinerary and would appreciate input as to whether this is a good plan. Please feel free to suggest changes. Thank you all for your time and input.

Barcelona – Days 1-3

Day 1 - Fly in around 5:30 pm. For remainder of the evening relax in and around the hotel.

Day 2 -

Morning - Barri Gòtic, Catedral de Barcelona and Museu Picasso

Lunch in La Ribera

After Lunch – Parc de la Ciutadella & Parc Zoològic. Spend some time there and then walk along Moll de la Fusta to Mirador de Colón and Las Ramblas.

Evening – End the day at Montjuïc and Poble Espanyol.

Day 3 -

Morning - La Sagrada Família & Parc Güell.

After Lunch - L'Aquarium de Barcelona

Evening - Parc d'Atraccions

Madrid – Days 4-7

Day 4 -

Morning – Train to Madrid

Afternoon - Palacio Real (Royal Palace) & Museo de Cera de Madrid

Evening - Plaza Mayor & Old Madrid

Day 5 -

Morning – Museo del Prado & Parque del Retiro.

Afternoon/Evening - Parque de Atracciones & Teleférico

Day 6 – Day Trip to Toledo

Day 7 – Day Trip to Segovia or El Escorial (Leaning towards Segovia)

Andalucia - Days 8-13

Day 8 – Cordoba

Train to Seville with a stop in Cordoba to see the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba & Calleja de las Flores.

Day 9 – Seville

Morning – Alcázar

After Lunch - Barrio de Santa Cruz, Plaza de Santa Cruz & Murillo Gardens

Evening - Catedral de Sevilla & La Giralda followed by a Flamenco show

Day 10 – Seville

Morning – Parque María Luisa, Plaza de América & Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares.

After Lunch - Itálica

Evening - La Cartuja & Isla Mágica

Rent a car from Seville and drive around Costa del Sol with overnights at Torremolinos & Tarifa.

Day 11 – Torremolinos - beach time & Aquapark

Day 12 -

Morning – Mijas & Fuengirola

Afternoon – Marbella & Estepona

Evening – Tarifa & Mirador del Estrecho

Day 13 - The Rock of Gibraltar

Portugal – Days 14-17

Day 14 – Lisbon

Morning/Early afternoon – Return car at Seville and fly to Lisbon.

Afternoon/Evening - Castelo de São Jorge & Alfama district

Day 15 – Lisbon

Morning - Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa & Oceanário de Lisboa

Afternoon/Evening - Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian & Jardim da Estrela

Day 16 – Day trip to Sintra, visiting Palácio Nacional de Sintra & Castelo dos Mouros.

Day 17 – Beach day along Costa do Sol

Morning – Estoril

Afternoon – Cascais & Museu do Mar

Evening - Cabo da Roca

Thanks,

Shehzad

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