13 days in Lisbon, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

13 days in Lisbon, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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13 days in Lisbon, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Igreja de Sao Francisco, Capela dos Ossos, & more) and Cascais (Centro Historico de Cascais, Deja Lu Bookshop, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, appreciate the history behind Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquario Vasco da Gama.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planner .

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lisbon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Evora, Cascais, Jardim Botanico Tropical, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Padrao dos Descobrimentos ©
Padrao dos Descobrimentos

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): see where the action happens at Camp Nou, then explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, and then examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation builder site .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in June, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites
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Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Camp Nou ©
Camp Nou
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Catedral Primada, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha, pause for some photo ops at The Statue Violetera, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online journey builder .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 87°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Real Jardin Botanico ©
Real Jardin Botanico

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