12 days in London, Lisbon & Cascais Itinerary

12 days in London, Lisbon & Cascais Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Cascais, Portugal
— 2 nights


London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip website.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in London hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Obidos Village and Arco do Triunfo. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Evora (Capela dos Ossos, Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the natural beauty at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 81°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cascais.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Cascais, Portugal — 2 nights

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 19th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais, explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tamariz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Cabo da Roca, kick back and relax at Guincho Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cresmina Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cascais online itinerary maker.

Getting from Lisbon to Cascais by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Thu).
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
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