11 days in Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in April, with highs in Lisbon at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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