12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
fly:  12 h
End: Indianapolis, United States

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing website.

Indianapolis, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, thenwander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Can Marca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, kick back and relax at Cala Bassa, and then stroll through Cala Comte.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town journey app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cueva de Can Marca, Cala Comte, Kentucky Derby, Cala Bassa
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, thendon't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace and then examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra National Palace
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Elevador de Santa Justa ©
Elevador de Santa Justa
Sintra National Palace ©
Sintra National Palace

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lagos road trip planning app.

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zoomarine Algarve
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thenpause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, Lisbon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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