Portugal is a small country and easy to get around, which is why Lisbon can make an excellent base for day trips. There are so many beautiful places to see in Portugal, and some of the best are day trips from Lisbon.

Day Tours From Lisbon

Day tours can be a really time-efficient and cost-effective way to see more of Portugal from Lisbon. You don’t have to worry about navigating public transport, waste time waiting for trains and buses or worry about car hire.

Cascais (35 minutes)

One of the most popular day trips from Lisbon is to the coastal resort town of Cascais, only 30 km west of the city. The former fishing village is famous for its sandy beaches and busy marina.

Praia do Guincho (35 minutes)

Approximately 6 km from Cascais, Praia do Guincho is a beautiful beach with dramatic scenery and rugged coast.

Sintra (40 minutes)

Sintra seems to pack more attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites into one area than any other day trip from Lisbon.

Cabo da Roca West Coast Sintra Cascais Natural Park (50 min)

Cabo do Roca is not just dramatic vistas of cliffs that slip into the wild Atlantic Ocean. It’s also the westernmost point of Portugal and the European continent – right there is a feather in your travel cap.

Costa de Caparica (20 min)

One of the best beach day trips from Lisbon is to Costa Caparica. The long stretch of pristine beach on the Atlantic coast is the most popular summer escape for Lisbonites.

Cacilhas and Cristo Rei  (15 minutes)

On your way to or back from Costa Caparica, stop in Cacilhas, a charming corner of Almada on the riverfront.

Mafra (40 minutes)

Mosteiro Pálacio Nacional de Mafra was the largest Baroque palace ever built in the 18th century and includes the longest tunnel in a palace and Portugals oldest library.

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