My wife and I are planning to visit spain for 12 nights in the middle of June. I am having a tough time deciding what areas of the country to visit and how much time to budget to each area. We are both late 20s and enjoy historic area as opposed to brand new city areas or luxury resort areas. We generally enjoy wandering about new places and taking in some local culture, and some good food/drink with some nice scenery. We don't spend too much time in art galleries or museums. We enjoy places/things that are off the tourist track. I wanted to take in some Moorish architechture/areas as well to mix things up and get a look/taste of something I've never seen in person before. My initial plan for cities to visit, based off of a few travel shows I have watched, and research on this site was well as wikitravel is as follows:
I was thinking of the following breakdown: 3 nights in San Sebastian, 4 nights in Barcelona, 3 in Seville, 2 in Costa del sol area.
Not sure if costa del sol is a good fit for me or not...based on input from you guys, maybe those 2 nights are better used spending longer in one of the other areas. Also, I did not initially plan on visiting Madrid. In your opinion, do you feel as though it is a worthwhile place to visit and take in, if I am visiting the other areas listed? I don't mind driving or taking the train...is train travel convenient/cheap in Spain? I just worry about air travel with losing bags/delays/missing a flight connection, etc and enjoy being able to take breaks when I choose or walking around the train car, etc etc.
I appreciate any and all input. Thank you!