My family is planning to be in Spain in early April and will be travelling from Zaragoza to Barcelona by car for three night. We need help with an itinerary that will be enjoyable and not too stressfull.
We have a 15 year old daughter and 9 year old son.
Our priorities are:
Go into another country (France & Andorra)
Stay in a castle
Visit a parador
Our thought had been to drive North from Zaragoza through Huesca to Lourdes for the first night to take in the procession to the Grotto (we are Catholic). Next we would drive east to go through Andorra and into Seu d'urgell for the night. Next we would drive down to Cordona to stay in the hiltop Parador. Then into Barcelona.
I have many questions. I don't know if this is trying to do too much. I don't know if there is anything along the way in these areas to see. I also don't know if there are suggestions of an itinerary with less driving that will get us into the mountains and have more time to walk streets and relax.
I also am not sure where to stay along the way. Are there other paradors that are in castles that would be better? Where should we stay in Seu d'urgell? Is there a better town to stay in? Should we forget Lourdes and focus more on Costa Brava and that part of France?
The kids like the idea of going to Andorra, but realize that there is not much to do there is we are not staying to ski.
Lastly is this time of year (holy week) in that part of Spain and France overly crowded or are there special things we should do? Is this mud season for the mountains or will the ski season still be going? Will we have trouble driving.
So many questions...
Any help would be appreciated.