Wondering how to spend 4 days in Lisbon? You’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to the enchanting city of Lisbon! With its sun-kissed streets, pastel-coloured buildings, and iconic yellow trams rattling through the city. Consider this your amazing Lisbon 4 days itinerary!
Whether you’re a history buff, foodie, beach lover, or simply in search of adventure, Lisbon has something for everyone! Sitting on the banks of the Tagus River, Lisbon has a charm that’s hard to resist.
I haven’t been able to resist that Lisbon charm. So much so that I have travelled here twice, staying a week at a time for both trips! So, I’ve gotten to know this city pretty well.
With only 4 days in Lisbon to explore this exciting city, I’ve crafted an itinerary that will take you on a journey through the city’s rich culture, iconic architecture, charming neighbourhoods, and delicious cuisine. So, let’s discover the hidden gems that make Lisbon one of Europe’s most alluring destinations.
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Lisbon 4 Days
Before we jump right into how to spend 4 fun-filled days in Lisbon let me explain how this itinerary has been designed with you and your experience in mind.
Lisbon on a map
Each of the four days in Lisbon is mapped out so that it makes sense geographically allowing you to make the most of your time in the city. That includes suggested nearby restaurants too.
Depending on how many days in Lisbon you might have, pick any combination that suits you (Day 1-2, 1-3, or 1-4) which easily adjusts this itinerary for spending 2, 3 or 4 days in Lisbon. but if you only have one day in Lisbon, I have an action-packed itinerary for you!
As well, I’ve included some additional activities that may suit your interests better. Feel free to swap out anything you like and replace it with suggested additional visits.
Time of Year
Keep in mind the time of year that you travel will impact how much time you will need at some of the key activities. Visiting Lisbon during its busiest time – May to October – will require additional sightseeing time at most of these stops.
I visited Lisbon in late February into early March and late November into early December and experienced no tourists which allowed me to visit sites freely.
Day 1 of Your Lisbon 4-Day Itinerary: Exploring the Alfama and Baixa Neighbourhoods
Start your day in the picturesque Lisbon neighbourhood of Alfama. A charming maze of winding streets, colourful buildings, and traditional Fado music. With its quaint alleyways and stunning views of the city, Alfama is a must-visit for anyone exploring Lisbon.
Stop #1 Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George Castle)
Start your journey at the top of the hill with Castelo de Sao Jorge, a medieval castle. With its stunning views of the Tagus River and the red rooftops of Alfama, it’s no wonder that St George Castle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Lisbon.
Explore the castle’s historic ramparts and towers, marvel at the archaeological exhibits, and of course, take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the Miradouro De São Jorge Castle.
- Opening hours: open daily from 9 am to 6 pm from November to February and 9 am to 9 pm from March to October
- Cost: €10
- Itinerary Tips:
- satisfy your craving for Pastéis de Nata, the famous custard tarts, at Santo António cafe, found just outside the Arco do Castelo (Castle Archway)
- option – take the iconic No. 28 Tram to stop #2
Grab your skip-the-line entrance ticket with a guided tour of St George Castle check prices and book your dates
Stop #2 Miradouro das Portas do Sol and Miradouro Sta. Luzia
Make your way down the hill toward two of the best viewpoints in Lisbon – Miradouro Sta. Luzia and Miradouro das Portas do Sol. Both these nearby viewpoints offer stunning views of the Tagus River and the colourful buildings of Alfama.
With its beautiful azulejo-tiled walls, fountains, and lush gardens, this lookout point is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Relax on one of the benches, take in the breathtaking views, and soak up the atmosphere of this charming neighbourhood.
- Opening hours: open daily, 24 hours
- Cost: free
- Itinerary tips:
- get lost in the maze of charming winding streets in Alfama
- option – take the No. 28 Tram to Stop #3 (after lunch)
You might be tempted to sit down for lunch at Bar Terraço de Santa Luzia. This terrace restaurant can be found at Miradouro Sta. Luzia. Although the restaurant is popular due to its stunning panoramic view of the city it caters to tourists and pub food. For a taste of authentic Portuguese cuisine, head to one of the many small restaurants tucked away in the alleys of Alfama.
I recommend – Audrey’s – a restaurant on the ground floor of the chic boutique Hotel Santiago de Alfama.
Stop #3 Se de Lisboa (Lisbon Cathedral)
As you stroll (or ride the tram) through the narrow streets, be sure to stop by the Se Cathedral, a stunning Romanesque church with Gothic influences. Amazingly, this 12th-century church survived the 1755 earthquake which destroyed much of Lisbon.
As you step inside, you’ll be immediately transported back in time to the days of Portugal’s powerful kingdom. The cathedral’s interior is just as impressive as its exterior, with soaring columns, high ceilings, and beautiful stained glass windows.
- Opening hours: open daily from 9 am to 7 pm
- Cost: €5
- Itinerary tips:
- visit the nearby Igreja de Santo António, the 18th-century St Anthony’s church is known for its Baroque architecture
- visit the nearby Igreja da Conceicao Velha – a 16th-century church known for its Manueline architecture (Baixa)
Stop #4 Praça do Comércio
Now it’s time to spend the afternoon in the Baixa neighbourhood. It’s the heart of Lisbon, the old historic city centre, where you’ll find many of the city’s top landmarks. The streets are lively and there’s a vibrant atmosphere, especially on the pedestrianized streets, lined with restaurants.
As you step through the Arco da Rua Augusta onto Praça do Comércio, you’ll be struck by the grandeur of this historic square. The impressive arcades and buildings that surround it, combined with the open expanse of the square itself, create an atmosphere of grandeur and elegance.
Take a moment to soak in the stunning views of the Tagus River and the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge, and marvel at the statue of King Jose I in the center of the square.
- Itinerary tips:
- visit the Lisboa Story Centre – a museum dedicated to the history and culture of Lisbon which can be found under the arcade on this square
- go to the top of the Arco da Rua Augusta by elevator and spiral staircase to take in the panoramic views
- return here in the evening to watch the sunset over the Tagus River
Grab your skip-the-line entrance ticket for the Arco da Rua Augusta viewpoint Book your dates!
Stop #5 Rossio Square
Leaving Praça do Comércio, you’ll walk through Lisbon’s historic city center. The main street called Rua Augusta – is full of shopping and restaurants. Pass by the iconic Santa Justa Lift and be greeted with breathtaking views of the city from above. Continue your stroll to Rossio Square, where you’ll be immersed in the lively energy of street performers, shops, and cafes.
Take a seat at one of the most famous coffee shops in Lisbon, Cafe Nicola. This striking Art Deco building is the perfect spot to relax and people-watch in Lisbon’s most lively areas in the city.
Admire the eye-catching black and white tiles in a cool wave pattern across this square. In the center sits the Column of Pedro IV of Portugal, known as “the Soldier King”. And you can’t help but notice the National Theatre (officially called D. Maria II National Theatre) from 1842 that dominates the top of the square.
- Itinerary tips:
- skip the long lineup at Santa Justa Lift -and the cost of €6.50 to go up the iconic landmark. Simply admire it from the street level. You would have gotten the same viewpoint from earlier in the day.
- to the left of the National Theatre is the Rossio Railway Station, built in 1887. From its entrance, you’ll have a great city view, but more importantly, you will return here for Day 4 of the itinerary as the trains to Sintra depart from this train station.
Stop #6 Fado Performance
Spend your evening in the Alfama neighbourhood and take in a Fado performance.
Mesa de Frades is a hidden gem that offers a truly authentic dining experience. As you step into the converted chapel now a restaurant, you are greeted with the warm cozy ambiance of traditional Portuguese décor.
But what really sets Mesa de Frades apart is their nightly Fado performances. The soulful music, paired with the delicious food and cozy atmosphere, makes for a truly unforgettable evening. Address: R. dos Remedios 139 (Alfama neighbourhood)
Day 1: Optional Things to Do
Unfortunately, you can’t see it all! The itinerary is the best of what to see in Lisbon in 4 days, but it does mean making some tough choices of what’s on the list and whats not. Here is a list of the things to do that were not included in the 4-day itinerary (based on time and location). See anything you would like to do? Simply customize your itinerary to add or swap out anything. The choice is yours!
- Portas do Sol – a viewpoint with a lively atmosphere often with live musicians and a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal or drinks with a view (Alfama)
- Sao Vicente de Fore Monastery – this St. Vincent monastery dates back to 1582 and holds the world’s most extensive collection of tiles (Alfama)
- National Pantheon – visit here and be sure to go to the dome with a panoramic view (Alfama)
- Fado Museum – featuring all of the history and culture of Fado music in Lisbon and the opportunity to catch a live performance (Alfama)
- Museu Nacional do Azulejo – the National Tile Museum is in a 16th-century monastery with an impressive chapel (Alfama)
- Igreja de Santa Maria Madalena – an attractive church that also makes a great spot for capturing Tram No. 28 coming around the bend (Baixa)
Day 2 of Your Lisbon 4-Day Itinerary: Exploring the Belem Neighbourhood
Located along the Tagus River, the Belem neighbourhood is full of cultural treasures and stunning views. This is where you’ll be spending most of your day 2 of the 4 days in Lisbon itinerary.
Stop #1 Torre de Belém (Belem Tower)
To get from Lisbon city centre to Belem Tower, hop on the tram or take the train ride from Cais do Sodré station. Once you arrive at Belem, make your way to the iconic Belem Tower, a symbol of Portugal’s maritime history.
As you approach the tower, take in the breathtaking views of the Tagus River and the surrounding area of the beautiful Jardim da Torre de Belém (Belem gardens). This stunning monument was built in the early 16th century and served as a defensive structure for Lisbon’s harbour.
But for the average traveller, it’s a stunning landmark that is very instagrammable. Beat the crowds, rise with the sun and you’ll have this beauty all to yourself.
Inside the tower, you’ll find a small museum where you can learn more about its history and the role it played in protecting Lisbon from invaders. Climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top for even more incredible views of the city and the river.
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm (October to April) and 10 am to 6:30 pm (May to September), Closed Mondays
- Cost: €6
- How to get to the Belem Tower: from Lisbon city centre (Praça do Comércio) take the Tram line 15, or Bus lines 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51 and 112, or the Train the Cacáis line (exit Belem). Note travel time is 30-40 mins
Grab your Belem Tower entry ticket and check prices and book your dates
Stop #2 Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)
Next, walk along the riverfront to the impressive Monument to the Discoveries. This stunning monument celebrates Portugal’s Age of Discoveries and the explorers (Prince Henry the Navigator and 33 others) who played a pivotal role in Portugal’s exploration of the world. As you approach the monument, you’ll be struck by its grandeur and size, standing at an impressive 52 m tall.
Climbing to the top offers stunning panoramic views of the Tagus River and the surrounding area.
- Opening hours: From October to February open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, closed Mondays and from March to September open daily from 10 am to 7 pm
- Cost: €6
- Itinerary tips:
- Praça do Império Garden is the green space that lies between the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jeronimous Monastery
- Need a little sweet treat to curb your hunger? Head to Pastéis de Belém – home to the original Pasteis de Nata and the BEST in the city! How can you not resist the flaky pastry crust and creamy custard filling?
- Another recommendation for a cute cafe serving a mouth-watering brunch nearby is Miolo
Stop #3 Jeronimos Monastery
Visiting the Jeronimos Monastery is a truly awe-inspiring experience! This stunning monument is a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you approach the monastery, you’ll be struck by its grandeur and intricate details.
Once inside, take your time to explore the ornate chapels, cloisters, and other architectural wonders. Don’t miss the grand entrance hall, which is decorated with intricate carvings and statues. The highlight of the monastery is the beautiful Igreja Santa Maria de Belém (St Mary church), which features a soaring nave and intricate vaulted ceilings.
- Opening hours: From October to April open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm, closed Mondays and from May to September open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6:30 pm
- Cost: €10 (+ Belém Tower €12, Belém Tower + The National Archaeological Museum €16), Entrance fee to St Mary Church is free
- Itinerary tips:
- stroll through the Tropical Botanical Garden as you eat your creamy custard treat. This was Lisbon’s first botanical garden and a beautiful spot to visit
- Museu Nacional de Arqueologia or National Archaeology Museum
- option to visit the Berardo Collection Museum features modern art and includes works by Picasso and Andy Warhol
Save time and grab your Jerónimos Monastery entrance ticket – check the prices and book your dates!
Stop #4 MAAT
MAAT, or Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is simply a stunning masterpiece! that seamlessly blends modern design with the city’s rich cultural heritage. The exterior is a sleek modern design that almost looks futuristic. It seems to shimmer in the light, creating a stunning visual effect against the backdrop of the Tagus River.
The interior is just as impressive! With its soaring ceilings, open spaces, and natural light that floods in from large windows. A visit here is a must for lovers of art and architecture!
- Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday 10 am to 7 pm, closed Tuesday
- Cost: €9
- Itinerary tips:
- dine at the elegant Riverside Restaurant of MAAT and enjoy those riverfront views
Stop #5 Ler Devagar
Ler Devagar is a bookstore unlike any other you’ve been to before. This sprawling, two-story bookstore is housed in a former printing press, and the space has been thoughtfully designed to celebrate the art of bookmaking and printing. It’s one of the top Instagrammable places in Lisbon.
You’ll be surrounded by thousands of books, ranging from classic literature to contemporary bestsellers, as well as an impressive collection of art and design books. The store also features a cozy cafe and is a popular thing to do at night in Lisbon as the hours are open into the wee morning on weekends.
- Opening hours: Monday 12 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 12 pm to 12 am, Friday to Saturday 12 pm to 2 am, Sunday 11 am to 9 pm
- Cost: free
Stop #6 LX Factory
The last stop is the hipster hang-out spot LX Factory! This eclectic hub of creativity, culture, and commerce is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. This former industrial complex has been transformed into a dynamic space that is home to some of the city’s most exciting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, offering visitors a truly unique experience.
As you explore the complex, you’ll discover more than 50 shops, galleries, studios, restaurants, coffee shops and bars each with its own distinct character and style. From artisanal crafts and vintage clothing to contemporary art and cutting-edge design. There’s something for everyone here!
- Opening hours: open daily from 9 am to 10:30
- Cost: Free
- Itinerary tips:
- don’t underestimate how much time you’ll be here- there’s a lot to see and save your appetite as there are some great restaurants you’ll want to try
Have a fun evening aboard a catamaran boat tour of the Tagus River and watch the slowly set. The boat is equipped with a bar (1 drink included), music and a dance floor. Check prices and book your dates!
Day 3 of Your Lisbon 4-Day Itinerary: Exploring the Cais do Sodré, Bairro Alto and Chiado Neighbourhoods
For your third day in Lisbon let’s explore three vibrant neighbourhoods – Cais do Sodré, Bairro Alto, and Chiado – each brimming with energy, culture, and history.
The Cais do Sodré is a waterfront district that offers a lively nightlife scene and a mix of old and new architecture. Bairro Alto is a charming and bohemian neighbourhood that is home to trendy bars, restaurants, and shops. And lastly, my personal fave, Chiado is a chic and upscale area that is known for its elegant boutiques, art galleries, and historic cafes.
Stop #1 R. Nova do Carvalho or Pink Street
The infamous Pink Street in Lisbon. As you walk down the cobblestone road, you are greeted with a sea of pink that fills the entire street, creating a whimsical and playful atmosphere. Starting day 3 of your 4 day Lisbon itinerary here means you’re likely to have it all to yourself!
The street is lined with trendy bars, restaurants, and clubs that come alive at night, making it the perfect destination for a night out.
Next walk to A Brasileira (R. Garrett, 122) – a historic and iconic cafe in Lisbon. This has been a gathering place for writers, artists, and intellects since the early 20th century. This is a must-see cafe for its ornate interior of Art Nouveau, it oozes sophistication and glamour. Making this part of your first stop means no long lines to get in later in the day.
Stop #2 Igreja do Carmo (Carmo Convent)
Carmo Convent is a hauntingly beautiful site in the heart of Lisbon. The ruins of the Gothic church are a stark reminder of the devastating earthquake that rocked the city in 1755.
You’ll be transported back in time as you explore the haunting arches, intricate carvings, and ancient artifacts on display. The serene atmosphere and stunning architecture make Carmo Convent a must-see on your 4 day Lisbon itinerary.
- Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm (November to April) and 10 am to 7 pm (May to October)
- Cost: €5
- Itinerary tips:
- Largo do Carmo is a pretty square lined with restaurants making this a great spot to return for lunch or dinner
Stop #3 Explore Chiado Neighbourhood
Now it’s time to wander a bit and explore the Chiado neighbourhood. Start your exploration by visiting Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, a picturesque square lined with colourful buildings and charming cafés.
Then, take a leisurely stroll down Rua Garrett, a historic street that boasts upscale boutiques, restaurants, and bookstores. Be sure to pop into Bertrand Bookstore, which is the oldest continuously running bookstore in the world.
If you’re a fan of the arts, make a stop at the stunning Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, which has been delighting audiences with opera, ballet, and classical music since 1793.
Stop #4 Lunch at Time Out Market
When it comes to exploring the culinary delights of Lisbon, you can’t miss out on visiting Time Out Market. This buzzing food hall is a must-visit destination for any food lover, not to mention its vibrant atmosphere! With a wide variety of food stalls offering everything from traditional Portuguese cuisine to international delicacies, Time Out Market has something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, savoury sandwiches, or sweet treats, you’ll find it all here.
Stop #5 Elevador da Bica
Now it’s time to burn off those calories you ate and drank at Time Out Market with a little leg work-out – the hills connecting Cais do Sodré and Bairro Alto neighbourhoods!
The Elevador da Bica is one of Lisbon’s iconic landmarks, known for its yellow funicular cars that slowly ascend up the steep hill of Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo. This charming lift, dating back to the late 19th century, offers a unique way to explore the historic city center and enjoy stunning views of the Tagus River.
As the ride takes you up, you’ll witness the colourful street art and the buzzing atmosphere of the neighbourhood. Be sure to have your camera in hand this is a great spot for photography.
Stop 6# Explore the Bairro Alta Neighbourhood
Let your feet be your guide and wander through the streets and alleys of the Bairro Alta neighbourhood admiring the traditional architecture and colourful tiles that adorn the buildings. Walk the notable street rua da Rosa where there’s always something to discover.
Explore the Church of Sao Roque, a stunning example of Baroque architecture with intricate details and gold-leafed interiors.
Hop on the iconic Elevador da Gloria for a fun ride up the hill and take in the stunning views of the city from the top.
And for a truly magical experience, head to the picturesque Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint at sunset to watch the sky turn shades of pink and orange over the city.
Day 4 of Your Lisbon 4-Day Itinerary: Day Trip to Sintra
The charming town of Sintra, nestled among lush green hills, is home to one of the most magical places – Pena Palace! Located high atop a hill, the palace is a stunning example of Romanticism architecture, with its colourful turrets and ornate detailing.
As you approach the palace, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe. Pena Palace seems to rise up out of the surrounding forest, its bright reds and yellows contrasting with the greenery. The closer you get, the more intricate the details become, with each turret and archway telling its own story.
As you enter the palace grounds, you’re greeted by stunning gardens, with exotic plants and trees from all over the world. You could easily spend hours wandering through the gardens alone, but the palace itself beckons.
As you make your way through the palace, it’s hard not to feel transported to another time. The palace has a magical quality to it, with each room feeling like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. From the stunning Moorish Room to the cozy Chapel, Pena Palace is a true wonder.
How to get from Lisbon to Sintra:
- Train: take the 40-minute train from Lisbon Rossio Station to Sintra Station. From Sintra, take the 434 bus, which stops at the palace entrance.
- Car: drive to Sintra from Lisbon and arrive in about 30-40 minutes. Once you arrive in Sintra, follow signs to Pena Palace, and park your car in the designated parking area.
- Tips for visiting Sintra – arrive early in the day. This is one of the most popular sites to visit and no matter what time of year it is always busy.
Other sites to visit on your Sintra day trip include the charming old town of Sintra, one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal, the castle of the Moors and Quinta da Regleira.
Take a guided tour departing from Lisbon and visit such magical places as Quina da Regaleira, Cascais, Cabo da Roca. Check prices and availability.
Or, want to know all of the best tours from Lisbon to Sintra, be sure to check out my featured article.
Castle of the Moors
Beyond Pena Palace, another popular site to visit in Sintra is the Castle of the Moors. This ancient fortress dates back to the 8th century and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. As you make your way up the winding paths, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world, with the landscape unfolding below you.
Get your fast-track ticket and book your dates.
Quinta da Regleira
Another must-visit site is the Quinta da Regaleira. This estate is known for its lush gardens, ornate architecture, and secret tunnels. One of the most interesting sites is the Initiation Well. You can spend hours exploring this UNESCO-listed site with the various buildings and nooks and crannies, with each space revealing a new surprise.
Lisbon in 4 Days Travel Tips
Lisbon is a walkable city with stunning architecture and scenic views around every corner. But be prepared for the city’s hills! Be sure to wear your most comfortable shoes to get to all the stops on your 4 days in Lisbon itinerary with ease.
Another useful tip for sightseeing in Lisbon is to get a Lisboa Card. The Lisbon Card grants free access or discounts to many of the city’s top attractions and museums in this Lisbon 4 day itinerary. Plus, it includes unlimited use of public transport. With the Lisboa Card, there’s no doubt that you can save money.
Check prices and get all the details of whether a Lisbon Card is right for you
When to Go to Lisbon
The peak tourist season is during the summer months of June to September causing the city to be crowded and prices to be higher.
Spring (March to May) and fall (late September to mid-November) offer more moderate temperatures and fewer crowds, making it a great time to explore the city without feeling overwhelmed.
Winter (December to February) is the quietest season and my favourite time to visit Lisbon. Although it’s not beach weather it sure does beat winters in Canada.
How to get to Lisbon
Lisbon is served by the Humberto Delgado Airport International airport. Travellers can also reach Lisbon by train, with direct connections to major cities such as Madrid, Porto, and Paris. The city’s main bus terminal, Sete Rios, offers national and international bus connections.
For those travelling by car, Lisbon is connected to Spain by the A6 motorway and the Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest bridges in Europe. Once in Lisbon, you can explore the city using the metro, buses, trams, and taxis.
Or, use the very popular Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour. Check prices and book your dates.
Accommodations in Lisbon
On both my trips to Lisbon, I stayed at Baixa House – a boutique self-catering apartment in the heart of the Baixa neighbourhood. It’s got everything you need – central location, friendly and helpful staff, daily breakfast and cleaning and all within 13 individually styled 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartments.
Best Lisbon Restaurants by Neighbourhood
Try some of the local specialties, such as bacalhau (salt cod), grilled sardines, and pastéis de nata (custard tarts). Here are some restaurants that I’ve tried and recommend to add to your itinerary.
- Prado (Baixa)
- Grenache (Alfama)
- BuoNapoletano (Chiado)
- Boa-Bao (Chiado)
- Oitto (Chiado)
- Cantinho do Avillez (Chiado)
- O Português Chiado (Cais do Sodre)
FAQ – 4 Days in Lisbon
Is 4 days in Lisbon too much?
Absolutely not! With 4 days in Lisbon, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and visit the historic landmarks and admire the stunning views.
How many days is ideal for Lisbon?
The ideal number of days for Lisbon is 3 to 5. This allows you to explore the city’s historic landmarks, sample its delicious cuisine, soak up its vibrant culture, and take a day trip to
Which is better Porto or Lisbon?
Both Porto and Lisbon have their own unique charm and appeal. Porto is known for its historic center and port wine, while Lisbon offers stunning views, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine.
Portugal Travel Resources
If your Portugal itinerary includes exploring Porto, the enchanting Douro Valley, vibrant Coimbra, the beautiful Alentejo region, or the sunny Algarve, you might be wondering if these destinations are worth visiting. Well, I can confidently say YES, and then if you’re trip itinerary allows for it!
- Discover the ultimate 3-day Porto itinerary for exploring the charms of Portugal’s second-largest city, from its historic landmarks to its vibrant atmosphere. Porto is worth visiting, and if you want to know what is Porto well known for, I’ve got 40 facts to share.
- While in Porto, don’t miss the opportunity to do some Port wine tasting on a guided tour of Douro Valley that includes a scenic boat ride where you’ll glide past the picturesque vineyards.
- If you’re up for a day trip, venture to Coimbra and uncover why this historic city is a worthwhile addition to your journey with the use of my 1-day Coimbra itinerary.
- Explore the stunning Alentejo region, known for its picturesque countryside, medieval towns, and rich cultural heritage. Make sure to visit the charming town of Evora, with its well-preserved Roman ruins and impressive cathedrals.
- If you’re seeking sun, sea, and golden beaches, head to the Algarve region, where you can explore the captivating town of Tavira, known for its historic center and beautiful island beaches.
- There are endless day trips from Lisbon that meet all types of travellers’ interests and preferences
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Experiencing Lisbon in 4 days is enough time to explore the city’s best neighbourhoods and visit its iconic landmarks. Lisbon is a destination that truly captures the heart of Portugal and the reason this is one of my return-to cities in Europe.