8 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon Itinerary

8 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon Itinerary

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8 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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 21st (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally enjoy some diversion at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kuwait City in September, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Food Tours

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Paseo del Prado, admire the striking features of Metropolis Building, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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3
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Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Cascais, and then take in panoramic vistas at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Centro Historico de Cascais, Obidos Village
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

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