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Sep 1st, 2013, 04:52 PM
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My spain itinerary

I'm planning a last minute trip to Spain in October. Here's my tentative plan, let me know what you think.

Barcelona 4 days
Granada 2 days
Seville 5 days (with a day trip to Cordoba)
Madrid 4 days

Day 1: Arrive in Barcelona
Day 2: Barcelona
Day 3: Barcelona
Day 4: Barcelona
Day 5: Barcelona
Day 6: Fly to Granada.
Day 7: Granada.
Day 8: Bus to Seville.
Day 9: Seville
Day 10: Seville
Day 11: Seville
Day 12: Daytrip to Cordoba
Day 13: Train to Madrid
Day 14: Madrid
Day 15: Madrid
Day 16: Madrid
Day 17: Fly home
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Sep 1st, 2013, 04:55 PM
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And I apologize to the Grammar Nazis in advance for having forgotten to capitalize Spain
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Sep 1st, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Your trip sounds absolutely perfect!
We recently did a similar tour with a few variations: We spent 3 nights in Granada because we wanted to visit the Alhambra twice over two days. We also stayed a night in Cordoba, but the only real benefit was seeing the mezquita at the end of the day after the crowds disperse (it will be just you and a few guards). But this can easily be achieved without having to stay overnight.
Have a great trip!
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Sep 1st, 2013, 05:53 PM
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Looks good to me! Enjoy!
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Sep 1st, 2013, 05:54 PM
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yes, good plan
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Sep 3rd, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Even I couldn't improve on it.
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Sep 3rd, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Good plan. 4 nights may be a little tight for Barcelona assuming you'll have jetlag and it probably won't give time for any daytrips. But I wouldn't cut time in Sevilla (or Madrid) to add. So with the # of days you have I think you've approached the itinerary very well.

Have a wonderful trip!
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Sep 11th, 2013, 04:08 AM
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Thank you for your replies. CahtyM I actually have 5 nights in Barcelona.
Two more questions:

1-Do I need to prebook anything beside La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and Alhambra?

2-I can add a day to my trip. Would you recommend a day trip to Ronda, hence 6 days in Seville? I feel a bit guilty for going all the way to Andalucia and not seeing a white village.
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Sep 11th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Do you mean you can add an entire day somewhere in your trip so you would now have 17 nights?
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Sep 11th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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Yes, Cathy. I extended my trip by an extra night.
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Sep 11th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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I'd either add a day to Barcelona in order to give a day to recover from jetlag. Or add a day to Sevilla and do another daytrip. Using public transportation you could easily visit Ronda or Arcos. Or you could take a daytrip to Jerez to visit a sherry bodega and appreciate the guitar and flamenco culture in this city. Or head to Cadiz for a day. Osuna, Carmina and Ecija are smaller towns that also make good Daytrips as does Sanlucar f you want to visit a manzanilla bodega and see a little coast.
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Sep 11th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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What Cathy said. White villages are, well, white villages. Ronda is good for a couple of hours though and the view of the gorge is one I will never forget.
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Sep 12th, 2013, 05:07 AM
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KM; If you happen to be in Madrid on a Sunday, consider a buffet at the Westin Palace.

We only had mini sandwiches and a cheese tray with wine. Included were the usual mixed nuts/olives and a basket of six small rolls. Plenty for lunch.

What was incredible, there were two opera singers between 2-4pm and it was a lovely afternoon. They were about 10-15 feet away. Happens every Sunday.

Total cost was 53 euros.
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