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, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London attractions planning site.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in London reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Evora (Capela dos Ossos, Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon attractions app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cascais.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Cabo da Roca, enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cresmina Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cascais road trip site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September in Cascais, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Thu).
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip
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