10 days in Lisbon, Amsterdam & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in Lisbon, Amsterdam & Barcelona Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castelo dos Mouros as well as Sintra National Palace. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, then make a trip to Rossio Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros, then steep yourself in history at Sintra National Palace, and then stop by Alfama.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon route maker website.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 60°F and 45°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Barcelona.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat) and Room Escape Games (in Mataro). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of La Barceloneta, engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso and then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, then admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally browse the exhibits of Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planning website.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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