5 days in Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

5 days in Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

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5 days in Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago, United States

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Barcelona is 7 hours. Traveling from Chicago in January, expect Barcelona to be warmer, temps between 58°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then take a stroll through Chiado, and then make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Chiado ©
Chiado

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