9 days in Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then stop by Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip site.

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 60°F and lows about 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and ponder the design of Cibeles Fountain.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in February, with highs in Madrid at 52°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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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 Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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