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Visiting Spain LAte May-8 nights/7 Days...looking for itinerary suggestions

Visiting Spain LAte May-8 nights/7 Days...looking for itinerary suggestions

Feb 28th, 2013, 07:53 AM
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If you have 7 days for Andalucia I'd spend 5 in Sevilla w/a daytrip to cordoba and 2 nights in Granada. You can visit Jerez if tou'd like to visit a sherry bodega. Valladolid has a population of over 400,000 and is the 13th largest city in Spain - so I'm not sure how you are defining a "country town". If you want to visit a smaller city there are plenty of daytrip options from Sevilla (Jerez, for example, is a city of about half the population of Valladolid). I'd personally advise Granada versus Barcelona since with only 3 nights you ally don't have time for Barcelona once you factor in the transportation time. You do have time for an overview of Andalucia and ve Barcelona for a future trip when you can see it correctly. For other itinerary options in Andalucia you can see my previous post.
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Feb 28th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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I was in that area from June 10-20 last year and we hit Granada, Ronda, Seville & Barcelona in that time. I had pressed upon my travel companions that it was too much...and it was! We spent 2 nights in Granada, then picked up a rental car, one night in Ronda, next afternoon drove to Seville and returned rental car, 3 nights in Seville and then flew to Barcelona for the last 3 nights. While I love Barcelona, I agree with the other posters to save it for another trip and just focus on Andalucia.

In mid-June it was HOT in Seville (95ish). Didn't stop us from doing things, but made the concept of a siesta very enticing just to get out of the heat for a few hours, then go back out for the evening. I absolutely LOVED Seville. We loved Granada too, I think CathyM's advice is very good. I wish we had cut out Barcelona and had more time for a day trip to Cordoba, etc. But that just makes me want to go back!
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Feb 28th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Meant to add, I would think May would be quite lovely weather-wise.
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Mar 21st, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Hi, does anyone have any excursion suggestions for Seville? We will be there 4 days. We are doing a wine tour in Cordoba so I was looking for something else to do.

Thanks for all your help! Trip is pretty much finalized except this.

Deanne
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Mar 21st, 2013, 09:52 AM
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I would take the train to Toledo and spend a few days there. Gerona is also quite lovely. Both are walled cities with great views. If you can, go in late September, early October. It is still really hot there. Can't imagine going in the summer. It's hot everywhere. We spent three weeks in Greece, Italy, Spain in early October and I wore sleeveless shirts all day and night
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Mar 22nd, 2013, 12:50 AM
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If you have 4 nights for Sevilla and are arriving after a transatlantic flight you'll arrive likely in the afternoon but will be jetlagged. Then if you do a daytrip to Cordoba, which I recommend, I don't think you're going to have time for another daytrip. But in the off chance you do then considering your interest in wine I'd visit Jerez and a sherry bodega. Another easy daytrip is Carmona.
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May 20th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Had a great time in Spain!! All great suggestions!! I have not had an easy time with the travel agent we hired.. She has made so many mistakes.. I should have realized we were in trouble when we received our itinerary and she mistakenly put down the wrong city ( not big on details).. What amazes me is how the agency is very good at apologizing but no one wants to reimburse us for their mistakes! It's not that I paid her a lot of money for her service but its the principle of it...I'm curious how other people have handled similar situations? I haven't used a travel agent in ages and I will definitely never use this one again!
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