8 days in Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC and Ciutat Vella. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, catch a live event at Camp Nou, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Capela dos Ossos. Castelo de S. Jorge and Batalha Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, make a trip to Belém Tower, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel site.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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