12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 · Parks
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Ibiza Town, Spain

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

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, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then wander 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 do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

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, then don'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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lagos, Portugal

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Algarve

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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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, then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then make 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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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Ibiza travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Nightlife · Bars & Clubs
Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.