9 days in Lisbon, Ibiza & Barcelona Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon, Ibiza & Barcelona Itinerary

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9 days in Lisbon, Ibiza & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, take a stroll through Alfama, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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 17th (Mon): get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, then step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, and finally get outside with Cala d'Hort. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bassa, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ibiza Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ibiza Town. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Ibiza Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, Cala Bassa
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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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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: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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