5 days in Portugal Itinerary

5 days in Portugal Itinerary

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5 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Sintra
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Cascais
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Obidos
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

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night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lisbon. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sintra road trip planner .

Sintra is just a short distance from Lisbon. In October, daytime highs in Sintra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cascais.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Palacio Nacional de Sintra ©
Palacio Nacional de Sintra

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Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a stroll through Centro Historico de Cascais, then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and then take some stellar pictures from Cabo da Roca.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cascais trip itinerary builder app .

Cascais is very close to Sintra. In October, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Obidos.

Things to do in Cascais

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Boca do Inferno ©
Boca do Inferno
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Centro Historico de Cascais

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Obidos

Obidos ©
Striking views of the Estremadura area and a famous medieval castle gave Obidos the name of Wedding Present Town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Nazare, then don't miss a visit to Obidos Village, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Óbidos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Obidos trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Cascais to Obidos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Obidos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Obidos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Praia da Nazare
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Praia da Nazare ©
Praia da Nazare
Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos

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