9 days in Barcelona, Ibiza & Lisbon Itinerary

9 days in Barcelona, Ibiza & Lisbon Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Ibiza Town, 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel planner.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Edificio Las Boas, then stop by Dalt Vila, and then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa. Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at CharterAlia Boat Hire Ibiza and then step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ibiza Town to Lisbon. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ibiza travel guide

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Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.
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