Not everyone can go as slow as we do our world travel, but by planting yourself in one location for at least a week and doing less ( instead of trying to do a whole country in a week or running around like mad and seeing little due to speed) you will experience more culture and enjoy yourself more.
Think deep instead of wide and know taking time to relax and absorb the new experiences will benefit you and your vacation. Not to mention that it will also save you a LOT of money and connect you with local folks.
Even when you have a limited time frame, it's important to schedule in time to rest, recover and reflect about all that you are seeing and experiencing. Due to short time restictions when we traveled with extended family, like doing multigenerational travel, I created an itinerary that allowed us to see a lot of Spain in 10 days, but also made sure we had relaxing hang out days in between more intense touring days. We try to always rest after a touring day as lazy days refresh and kids need pool, beach and free play time to stay happy travelers.
It's was one of the most relaxing summers ever and we are grateful for that and the wonderful times we had with new and old friends. It was fantastic for our child as well, who got to connect deeply again with friends she has known in Spain for 5 years, reconnecting with Swedish "travel cousins", as well as meeting new friends.