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Six Days in Spain
Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 7:30 am by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Hello,
I plan on completing the Camino de Santiago from St Jean Pied de Port on March 22. Which means I will have 6 days left in the country. Is it realistic to see and enjoy Salamanca, Cordoba, Madrid, Toledo and Barcelona in 6 days? I know that's not a lot of time but I would like to see as much as I can. If you have any alternative ideas, I'd be happy to hear them.
Thanks,
Mike

Posted January 6th, 2013 - 11:30 pm from Malaga, Spain
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 3:23 pm by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Thanks guys. Yeah, I quickly realized all of those places is a lot to see in such a short time. I would end up covering a lot of ground but not seeing a thing. I think I will stick to two locations. I was thinking Madrid and Barcelona.

Beau, you think Cordoba and Barcelona?

Posted January 13th, 2013 - 9:33 pm by from Nashville, United States (Permalink)
Yeah you could do it! But maybe drop Cordoba??? My advice would be to rent a car in SDC at the train station. You can drop off within Spain for next to nothing compared to the USA.
Salamanca and Toledo really are day trips. Lovely towns....but in the grand scheme with such a short time??? You'll be ok with a day in each.
Madrid for 2 days and Barca for 2??? It's a bit of a shame....but yeah you can go gang busters and do it.
But I agree with one of the posters that would say a city in Andalucia and and then Barcelona or Madrid is going to give you a better overall experience.
If you couple Madrid and Cordoba it's an easy HSR between them. Don't believe the nay sayers that detract from Madrid...it's an amazing city too. :)

Best luck
Dan

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 3:23 pm by from Philadelphia, United States (Permalink)
I vote Cordoba and Barcelona too! They're two of my favorite cities in Spain, along with Granada, and they give you a feeling for true Spanish culture, architecture and history, whereas Madrid looks a lot like other European capitals/major metropolitan cities all over the world, diversified and more focused on economics and politics than culture and the arts, etc.