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Itinerary - feedback requested

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Itinerary - feedback requested


I am going to Spain this August with my girlfriend. We are in our late 20s, fast paced, and like to see a lot and engage in fun nightlife activities. This is what we have planned. Any feedback would be great (i.e. are we doing too much or are we staying too much/little in the places below).

8/5 - SFO

8/6 - SFO / Madrid

8/7 - Madrid

8/8 - Madrid (Toledo)

8/9 - Madrid

8/10 - Madrid (Avila / Segovia)

8/11 - Madrid / Ibiza

8/12 - Ibiza

8/13 - Ibiza

8/14 - Ibiza

8/15 - Ibiza

8/16 - Ibiza / Barcelona

8/17 - Barcelona

8/18 - Barcelona (Girona / Figures)

8/19 - Barcelona

8/20 - Barcelona (Monteserrat - half day)

8/21 - Barcelona (Sitges / Tarragona)

8/22 - Barcelona / SFO

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Downtown Madrid is the Gran Via, which has many hotels, restaurants and stores. You can use Expedia.com to screen hotels in this area. The most upscale area is the Barrio Salamanca and Calle Serrano is the 5th Avenue of Madrid. It is suggested to stay in Madrid for at least 4 days. One can do day trips to Toledo, Segovia and El Escorial. Read about these day trips in the top questions of the Madrid forum.

Botin (Calle Cuchilleros 17-19) is the oldest restaurant in the world, since 1725 and has good Castilian food. Roast suckling pig is the specialty. There are many other traditional dishes such as lamb. Casa Lucio

(Calle Cava Baja, 35) is famous for its "huevos rotos" (broken eggs). Restaurante Jose Luis (Calle Serrano, 89) is famous for its tapas. There are many tapas bars at Calle Cava Baja. Platea (Calle Goya, 5-7) is a new gastronomic site with about 20 restaurants that are open every day, where one can eat tapas and different types of food in the food courts. Mama Framboise there is a great pastry shop.

You can fly to Ibiza from Madrid. For parties you can go to San Antonio. For more quiet, try Santa Eulalia.

Downtown Barcelona is the Plaza de Catalunya. Use Expedia.com to screen hotels in this area. A good place to stay is the Eixample, the modern barrio of the city built in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a square grid of streets. The Paseo de Gracia is the most elegant avenue, with upscale stores.

Prebook the Sagrada Familia Basilica, the Palau de la Musica Catalana, and Park Guell. A day trip to Montserrat is suggested.

New sites that opened in 2014 that are terrific:

1. Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

2. Casa Lleo Morera

The Museu del Modernisme Catalan (Calle Balmes, 48) is a small jewel of a museum, little known, but very worthwhile seeing.

For train travel:


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Thank you Benny

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