12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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12 days in Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Park Güell, hunt for treasures at La Boqueria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip website

Indianapolis, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Barcelona. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Ses Salines, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cova de Can Marca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): have fun at Kentucky Derby, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bassa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker app

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Bassa, Cova de Can Marca, Kentucky Derby
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castle of Ibiza ©
Castle of Ibiza
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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 Santa Justa Lift, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace and then see the interesting displays at National Tile Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip app

Getting from Ibiza Town to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ibiza Town to Lisbon. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ibiza Town in August since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to 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
National Tile Museum ©
National Tile Museum
Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco) ©

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lagos vacation website

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park
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Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park ©
Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Jeronimos Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon attractions planner

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, 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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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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