9 days in Lisbon, Barcelona & Ibiza Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon, Barcelona & Ibiza Itinerary

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9 days in Lisbon, Barcelona & Ibiza Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally stop by Alfama.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the water at your own pace with CharterAlia Boat Hire Ibiza, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, and step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Kentucky Derby, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

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