9 days in Barcelona, Ibiza & Madrid Itinerary

9 days in Barcelona, Ibiza & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ibiza Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Barcelona — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Casa Gispert. Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town — 3 nights

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 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and then take an in-depth tour of Madina Yabisa Interpretation Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, and then get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Madrid.
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Madrid — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then take a stroll through Gran Via, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid travel planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Ibiza Town in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough 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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