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wondering if this trip too ambitious

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Hello all! We are planning to travel to Barcelona and San sebastian for 13 nights during Easter time. March 26- April 8. We have 2 adults and 4 kids ages 9, 7, 41/2 and almost 2. We travel often with our kids but this is our most ambitious trip yet and perhaps I am overthinking it. We plan on slower travel with the kids in a spacious apartment and as much as possible and thinking 4 nights in Barcelona ( I studied abroad there so know the city). We found cheap tickets in and out of barcelona and already purchased them. Yes I know an open jaw was the way to go here. We have never been to San sebastian but heard its amazing. First trip to Europe with the kids. Renting a van and driving to San sebastian.

Finding prices quite high for 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in San sebastian and La Rioja. Want to spend less then 150 a night in most locations. We are ok with spending up to 200 in barcelona though. Thinking of now staying outside of San sebastian in coastal scenic town that is easy to park in and navigate with some really good and affordable restaurants. We plan on morning trips to small towns outside of San sebastian as the baby naps mid day. Wondering if we should just stay outside of San since we have daytrips anyhow to cut cost and avoid parking large van. Considering San Jean de luz in France, maybe Pamplona, San juan de Gazelugatxe, Guggenheim for day trips. Have found some places for as little as 125 a night for 3 bedrooms. Anyone recommend towns outside of San sebastian that are an easy drive to san sebastian? thinking of staying 4 nights barcelona, 3 nights outside of Bilboa, 3 nights east of san sebastian, 3 nights around elciego. Perhaps we should just stay 6 nights somewhere in the middle between Bilboa and San sebastian to cut down on movement?

Trip becoming more complicated and so many things to see and concerned that we wont get automatic car in Barcelona even though we reserved one already. We considered a train one way but cant find automatic rentals in San Sebastian to drive back. Don't really feel like flying with carseats etc.

I don't expect the trip to be perfect but want it to be enjoyable for all. We plan on eating dinner and breakfast in and eating out for lunch. Concerned with Barcelona with all the separatist stuff going on and don't want to go to Barcelona if this all continues and insist on separating from Spain. Feeling confused. Is there anyone who has done this itinerary? Should we just stick to Valencia and take trains or is this really not as complicated as it looks right now to me?

Thank you!

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