8 days in Barcelona & Lisbon Itinerary

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 El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional 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 Batalha Monastery. Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Nacional do Azulejo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Evora (Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) & Capela dos Ossos), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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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