I'm trying to plan a trip to Spain/Portugal next year, visiting the following cities:
The order of visiting these cities does not matter, but I will be departing from and arriving to JFK, New York.
After some research online, it seems one possible route would be to:
- Fly to Madrid
- Fly to Barcelona
- Rent a car
- Drive to the other cities (in the order listed above), finishing in Lisbon.
- Fly home from Lisbon.
This seems like a good plan, but the problem is: what to do with the rental car? Is this plan salvageable? Or are trains a better bet? Perhaps there are better options still? Here, "better" means cheaper, more efficient, or even just more practical.