I will be going to Spain at the start of September, but only for about 10 days. I want the trip to include going out, going to the beach and sight seeing. Where are the best places to go in Spain for young people who want to do these things? Also, what are the prices like in Spain? How much would it probably cost for 10 days in decent hostels, going out a few times drinking, eating at cheap restaurants and doing some sightseeing? finally, what is the best way to get from Spain to Paris?
The best way to get there is to Fly. Try Vueling airlines, AirEuropa and Easyjet. There are also flights by RyanAir, but keep in mind that they use Beauvais Airport, which means a long drive by bus to Paris (and costing you another 13 euros)
Hostels: I reckon somewhere between 14 and 20 euro will do it. But that also depends if you will be sleeping in a dorm, or you want a double room.
Eating and drinking is pretty cheap, and if you step aside from the tourist spots in a city, it can be even cheaper.
If you only have ten days, i would recommend Barcelona (4), fly to Sevilla (2), train to Madrid (4), but out of the four days in Madrid you need 2 days for daytrips to Toledo and Segovia. In Barcelona, you can head for a daytrip to Sitgis (a smaller place at the beach). If you want to stick to the beach, then choose Valencia instead of Sevilla, but I would start and finish in Barcelona or Madrid, because it gives the best way to get into the country, and to go to Paris.
I spent 10 days in central Spain last year and there is no shortage of great things to see. Herr Bert already suggested
day trips from Madrid to Toledo and Segovia,
which are definitely worthwhile. Salamanca and Cuenca (with its 'hanging houses') are also in my opinion worth the trek.
And if you are a Don Quixote fan then you'll appreciate La Mancha with its windmills.
Hope that helps.
Here's some more info about must-sees in Spain
i would recommend you Catalunya, one of the northern regions in spain. You can start and end your trip in Barcelona, and go from there to different cities like tarragona (roman ruins), girona, figueres (dali museum, IMPRESSIVE) and towns like montblanc, sitges (very close to barcelona, excellent beaches). To be honest, i think barcelona is too much for 10 days but has all what you want. You can flight from Barcelona to Paris (1:30 flight) cheap by easyjet or other companies like vueling.
Here are some websites you can visit
hope i helped!
I have only been in Madrid and Barcelona. I liked both.
I found prices were cheaper, in Spain, than where i live, in Germany.
Not including intercity transport, I would say 30 to 50 euros per day would be a good budget. 30 per day is a tight budget. 50 is much more comfortable.
Hostels can be from as little as 13 euros per night in mixed dorms. A cup of coffee in a cafe would be around 1.50 euros. I dont know beer prices, because I am not much of a drinker. In Madrid, u can have 10 journies on the Metro for 6.50 euros.
If u want to economise, many hostels have cooking facilities.
Take a ryanair flight to Girona and visit Costa Brava: amazing views, enchanting old beach-towns such as Cadaqués, great beaches, not too crowded if you go closer to the french border and it's just 1hr30mins from Barcelona.
You have regular buses and trains from Girona to Barcelona. The Train is about 5 euros one way, never took the bus myself. I wouldn't swim in Barcelona, but that's me. Lloret de Mar is probably one of the best beachtowns for partying.