For most travelers, about eight days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in both Barcelona and Ibiza. It's also possible to hit the highlights in five to seven days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Madrid, Mallorca, or Valencia. See more ideas for Barcelona and Ibiza itineraries below.

How many days do you need in Barcelona & Ibiza?

  • Most travelers spend 8 days in Barcelona and Ibiza combined
  • Visiting Barcelona and Ibiza in 5 to 7 days is possible, but it will feel rushed
  • With 9 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Madrid, Mallorca, and Valencia

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Recommended Itineraries for Barcelona & Ibiza

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
Set sail in Ibiza's turquoise waters
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Barcelona Barcelona
Day 2 Private Tour of Barcelona & La Sagrada Familia Barcelona
Day 3 Travel by Plane from Barcelona to Ibiza Ibiza
Days 4-7 Explore Ibiza Ibiza
Day 8 Depart Ibiza  

This eight-day itinerary is pure holiday bliss on the Mediterranean. Kick off the trip in Barcelona, an enchanting European city that needs no introduction, where you'll have a few days to explore Gaudí's architectural masterpieces and the popular gastro scene (i.e., tapas galore). From here, you'll jet off to the capital of cool—Ibiza island—for five days of white-sand beaches, sparkling seas, and serious bohemian relaxation. Read more

How to travel between Barcelona & Ibiza

Ibiza—one of the scenic Balearic Islands—sits off of Spain's Costa Blanca (White Coast). Because it’s an island, getting to Ibiza is not as straightforward as driving your car. However, there are plenty of flights and ferries departing from Spain's mainland each day. Read more


Map of Barcelona & Ibiza: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Barcelona & Ibiza: Best Itinerary Ideas