Day Trips from Lisbon

The city of Lisbon can be found nestled on the picturesque Atlantic coast and is a great place to spend time. Renting a car here offers travelers pure freedom to explore at their own pace. Read on to discover some of the impressive day trip destinations that can be found close to Lisbon.


It takes just fifteen minutes to reach this historical town by car and there are plenty of attracLisbon_aerial_viewtions for visitors to check out in Belém. Among the highlights are the enchanting Torre de Belém, the Monument to the Discoveries that has been created from limestone and the Centro Cultural de Belém that houses the Museo do Design.


This settlement once served as the home of Portugal’s royalty and has now been turned into a prominent UNESCO World Heritage site. No visit to Sintra would be complete without pausing to admire the 19th Palácio Nacional da Pena, that was commissioned by King Ferdinand, while the Castelo dos Mouros is a Moorish castle that provides stunning views from its battlements.

Paco de Arcos

Visitors can drive to this charming traditional fishing village to unwind for a while and check out the large and very impressive Marquis of Pombal Palace and Estate.


Keen surfers will want to head straight to this seaside town to ride the waves. The pristine golden sandy beach is also a great place to soak up the sun for an hour or two.


Head to the Estoril coast to discover another stunning seaside resort that boasts several impressive sandy beaches. Nature lovers are sure to be in their element in Cascais and can spend time hiking along the picturesque coastal path that runs all the way along Cascais bay.

Costa de Caparica

Take a short drive to the south of Lisbon to discover a large number of inviting sandy beaches and world class beach resorts.