9 days in Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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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 catch the flight to Madrid.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in February: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 52°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and stop by Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 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 fly back home.
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