agreed with the weather, we started from Barcelona
in May this year and it has been hit and miss, sometimes we have stopped in a marina for 3 days to avoid mistrals, bad weather. But that was the Spanish/French/Italian mainland coasts. Not much fun if you just have a week charter, but fine for us as we are in no hurry and theres a lot to see and do when it's not perfect sailing weather. I would definately be heading to some islands with protected anchorages
close between so you can sail when its fine, but be close enough to safe harbours if need be. Ibiza would be a good choice, temperature around 20 degrees, water
around 17. There are tons of beautiful anchorages and free mooring
buoys, and being off season, no crowds and cheap marinas
. Either that or Elba in Italy
is another good option for a week (maybe better because the Mistrals don't effect it as much. I can't comment on further East as we haven't got that far yet...