Southern Portugal has a dazzling range of landscapes – cliffs, dunes, beaches, and unending plains of olive and cork trees, and vineyards. Explore the Algarve and Alentejo regions with this seven-day road trip.
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Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Óbidos, a pretty, small medieval town in Portugal, not far from the capital. Here’s all the information you need to visit it.
With its Roman ruins, university, and beautiful buildings, Évora in Portugal’s Alentejo region is of the best day trips from Lisbon. Here’s what you need to know to plan a trip to Évora, including how to make reservations for wine and olive oil tastings.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Évora, a town in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora has Roman ruins, a university, and beautiful buildings. Don’t leave without a wine and olive oil tasting experience.
Seven days are enough time to explore Lisbon and Porto, and to include a few stops on the way. This itinerary is perfect for first time visitors to Portugal with limited time.
Coimbra is halfway between Lisbon and Porto, which makes it one of the most popular stops between these two cities. Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Coimbra where you can visit one of the world’s oldest universities, established in 1290.
Nazaré is a coastal resort north of Lisbon and an increasingly popular destination among surfers and tourists. Details about the perfect day trip from Lisbon with suggested stops on route.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Peniche, a fishing town north of Lisbon on the Silver Coast. With several beautiful beaches and the protected Berlengas islands, it draws both holidaymakers and surfers.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Nazaré, the coastal resort where McNamara set a world record for surfing the largest ever wave.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to the Algarve. Facing the Atlantic to the west and south, the Algarve coastline has the best climate in Portugal and beaches for every type of traveller.
Sintra and Cascais make the perfect day trip from Lisbon. From Sintra, venture onward to Cabo da Roca and see the westernmost point in mainland Europe. Then visit the stunning Ursa and Guincho Beaches, and finish off in Cascais.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Porto. Set aside the Rio Douro, Porto is Portugal’s second city. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Mafra is renowned for its convent and palace, regarded as the most important Baroque building in Portugal, while Ericeira is a seaside resort, famous for its beauty as well as its surf break. This day trip from Lisbon is perfect for independent travellers.
A day trip to the city of Tomar is the ideal way to get out of Lisbon to explore the Convent of Christ, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the Castle of Almourol. You can take this trip either independently or as part of a tour.