10 days in Spain, Portugal & Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Spain, Portugal & Ireland Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights


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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Las Ramblas, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit app.

Baltimore, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baltimore to Barcelona is 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and don't miss a visit to Grafton Street.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Dublin are cooler (66°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.