11 days in Portugal, Ibiza & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Portugal, Ibiza & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Portugal, Ibiza & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia dos Tres Irmaos, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Pro Putting Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponta Da Piedale.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lagos using our trip planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Portimao
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Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Pro Putting Garden ©
Pro Putting Garden

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Livraria Lello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Porto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lagos in August, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
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 1st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, then stroll through Platja de ses Salines, and finally have fun at Kentucky Derby.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ibiza Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ibiza Town. Traveling from Porto in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Ibiza Town: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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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