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We are flying into Madrid August 10 & flying home August 26 Barcelona

We are flying into Madrid August 10 & flying home August 26 Barcelona

Jun 22nd, 2013, 06:30 AM
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We are flying into Madrid August 10 & flying home August 26 Barcelona

Having 16 Days to Tour the country arriving August 10 Madrid and flying home from Barcelona August 26. What would you suggest our itinerary be? We can use any form of transportation, car, plane, train or etc.. We were thinking, but unsure how to proceed: Madrid, Seville, San Sebastian and Barcelona. maybe adding Granada and Cordoba but we do love the beaches
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Jun 22nd, 2013, 06:32 AM
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Any Suggestions of 4-5 ***** Hotels and restaurants to book?
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Jun 22nd, 2013, 07:24 AM
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You have a trip REPORT t sign next to your post...try to remove it or post again.
As you probably know, temps in Madrid and the south are usually well over 100 degrees.
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Jun 22nd, 2013, 10:32 AM
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5 days in Madrid, 5 in San Sebastian and 5 in Barcelona. August is painfully hot all over Spain with the exception of the North coast. If it were me I would spend all of my time on the North coast but I've been there many times.
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Jun 22nd, 2013, 08:14 PM
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Thank you. We purchased 2 books today. Still looking for advice. We would like to visit Seville. How long should we spend there and is it best to go while staying in Madrid for 4 days ? After 4 days in Madrid should we fly to San Sebastián and then drive to Barcelona. What other areas should we visit? Thanks on sdvance
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Jun 23rd, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Madrid, Sevilla, San Sebastián and Barcelona would make up four fantastic and very different cities, giving you an idea of the immense variety of Spain. These four cities would be on the top of my Spanish cities list after 25 years of intensive travelling in the country.

Here are some links:
Madrid (the great Veranos de la Villa festival goes on when you're in town. World class artists on spectacular outdoor scenes in the center of town every night): http://www.esmadrid.com/en/portal.do

Sevilla, the undisputed queen of the cities in the South: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnV7IkZU-OY

San Sebastián, the culinary capital of Spain if not all of Europe, and European capital of culture 2016: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2zTb7Eg9Lk
"Is San Sebastián the best place to eat in Europe?":
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...rink.shopping2

And Barcelona could easily beat them all. Here a little clip from the local feel Poble Sec district: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGb2pcWnJaI
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Jun 23rd, 2013, 06:49 AM
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You can take a train to Seville for a couple of days, check RENFE
Fly Vueling from Seville to Bilbao....perhaps stay a day or so
Bus or drive to SS...relax on the beach for several days
Fly Vueling to Barcelona for several days...more beach time.
Sorry, not familiar with driving from SS to Barcelona .
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Jun 23rd, 2013, 06:17 PM
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We booked hotel in madrid for 4 days. I think the the train would be the quickest way to sevilla but Unsure of hotel and how many days to stay before moving on to San Sebastián (should we fly to Ss)? Then we were thinking of stopping inbiarritz but how many days before our next stop?
Last stop Barcelona. We fly home on the 26th
Please advise and all responses are greatly appreciated
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Jun 23rd, 2013, 10:43 PM
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I wouldn't bother with Biarritz, get the maximum time in plain fantastic San Sebastián. http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/08/07...pain.html?_r=0
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/201...as-pintxo-bars

Fly Vueling from San Sebastián (two daily departure) or Bilbao (1h 20 min away by direct bus and several daily departures) to Barcelona in 1 hour for 35-55€.
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Jun 30th, 2013, 07:05 PM
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We booked a flight from seville to bilboa and will drive to Ss . Any suggestions for borking a tour for 1day seville. 1 day cordoba and 1/2 day Bilboa? Thank you
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Jul 1st, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Sevilla: Carmona, http://www.andalucia.com/province/se...rmona/home.htm

Córdoba: Madinat al-Zahra,
http://www.andalucia.com/magazine/en...d4/madinat.htm

Bilbao: Lekeitio,
http://mugalari.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/lekeitio/
Guernica/Gernika, (the 1937 German/Franco bombing and Picasso's most famous painting): http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres...rnikalumo.html
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