10 days in Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Portugal Itinerary

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10 days in Portugal Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cascais
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Sintra
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Ericeira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Praia de Galapinhos (in Setubal), Praia da California (in Sesimbra) and Troia Beach (in Troia). There's still lots to do: see Motoxplorers, kick back and relax at Costa de Caparica, and stroll through Comporta Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planner .

In July, daytime highs in Lisbon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cascais.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia de Galapinhos, Comporta Beach, Praia da California, Troia Beach
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Cascais

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Praia da Rainha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tamariz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fortress of Our Lady of Light. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museu Condes de Castro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Conceicao, and then enjoy the sea views from Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cascais online itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Cascais in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Cascais

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Museu Condes de Castro ©
Museu Condes de Castro
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum ©
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum

1
night
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia da ursa. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of the Capuchos, then kick back and relax at Praia Grande, and then stroll through Praia da ursa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip tool .

Sintra is just a short distance from Cascais. In July, daytime highs in Sintra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ericeira.

Things to do in Sintra

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Convent of the Capuchos
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Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Praia Grande ©
Praia Grande
Convent of the Capuchos ©
Convent of the Capuchos

3
nights
Ericeira

Ericeira ©
Ericeira is a civil parish and seaside resort/fishing community on the western coast of Portugal, in the municipality of Mafra, about 35km northwest of the capital, Lisbon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio Nacional de Mafra and Aqueduto da Usseira. Castelo de Óbidos and Museu Municipal de Obidos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu da Lourinha (in Lourinha), Praia da Areia Branca (in Areia Branca) and Praia Foz do Arelho (in Caldas da Rainha). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Peter.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ericeira travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Sintra to Ericeira in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ericeira can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ericeira

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Obidos, Museu da Lourinha, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Praia da Areia Branca, Praia Foz do Arelho
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Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castelo de Óbidos
Museu Municipal de Obidos ©
Museu Municipal de Obidos

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