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A trip to Avila, El Escorial, and Toledo in one day

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A trip to Avila, El Escorial, and Toledo in one day

We'll be Madrid in November and planning to rent a car to visit Avila, El Escorial, and Todelo. We're considering two opions:

- Option 1: Drive to Avila then El Escorial, and then to be in Toledo by the end of the day. Spend a night in Toledo. Spend the next day seeing Toledo then drive back to Madrid in time to catch flight at 20:25. Our concern is the traffic. How is traffic from Toledo to Madrid Airport late afternoon?

- Option 2: Go to all those three places in one day and then get back to Madrid. Spend the night in Madrid and catch an early flight the next day. Too much for one day?

Thanks for your advise.

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1. Re: A trip to Avila, El Escorial, and Toledo in one day

We drove from Toledo to the airport during rush hour in the morning. It was like any big city. We added an hour to the time we thought it would take and just made it for an international flight. I think it would be nutty to do everything all in one day. Why bother? You won't get to enjoy anything. Pick one or two things and plan to go back someday.

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2. Re: A trip to Avila, El Escorial, and Toledo in one day

Thanks. I guess we'll do option #1 then.

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