Lisbon Itinerary 5 Days
5 Days in Lisbon - Itinerary Summary
Lisbon is a historically rich city. After the devastating earthquake of 1755, Lisbon has risen like a Phoenix from its ashes. Its architectural achievements will leave you awe-inspired, and its many parks will help you relax and unwind. Step into any of its huge squares and you will be able to bask in the happening charm of the city. While certain areas will showcase you the modern side of Lisbon, there are a few other districts which will make you step back in time. If you are planning to spend 5 days in Lisbon, then take a look at this itinerary which will let you thoroughly explore the beautiful city.
Day 1 In Lisbon
Reserve your first day in Lisbon to explore the Baixa district of the city. Located in the heart of Lisbon, this is the place to witness the royalty of Portugal during the 18th century. Let your first stop be Santa Justa Lift which was constructed between 1900 and 1902. Then head towards the Rossio Square which has been serving as a popular meeting venue for many centuries. It is packed with cafes and restaurants, some of which date back to the 18th century. Then hurry towards the historic landmark - Praça do Comércio or the Commercial Square. This is a seafront square, offering panoramic views, and is also a prime transport hub for the visitors. A few other interesting places to visit in the Baixa district include the pink Foz Palace, Praça dos Restauradores, and the art deco Eden theatre.
Day 2 In Lisbon
On your second day in Lisbon, make your way to the Alfama district. Closely located to the Baixa district, this quaint area is the one which exudes old charm. Walking along the narrow streets of this district, you will be transported back in time. In this district, start off by first visiting the Lisbon Castle which treats you with picturesque views of the Baixa district. Then head towards Santo António Church which is a designated national monument. Later, visit Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This is an observation deck from where you will be able to take in breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus River. Also, when you are in the Alfama district, do not forget to ride the yellow tram which takes you through the narrow streets of the district.
Day 3 In Lisbon
Located by the banks of River Tagus, Belem district of Lisbon is to be explored on your third day in the city. This huge area is home to many parks and monuments. Let your first stop be the marvelous Jerónimos Monastery. Built in between 1801 and 1901, this beautiful monastery showcases a mixture of different architectural styles and makes for a spectacular sight to behold. Then take some time to admire the modern and contemporary art at The Berardo Museum. It has an extensive collection which exhibits the fine art of 20th and 21st century. Then make a quick stop to marvel at Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Also commonly known as the Discovery Monument, it celebrates Portuguese Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th century. Other sights that you may visit in the Belem district include the Belem Tower and Basilica da Estrela.
Day 4 In Lisbon
On your fourth day in Lisbon, head towards Parque das Naçoes or Park of Nations. This huge park is home to a number of attractions. First, take a ride in the cable car which offers panoramic views of the Vasco da Gama Bridge. Then visit the Lisbon Oceanarium which has four huge tanks, housing a number of aquatic species. The many water features in the park keep kids engaged for hours together. Park of Nations is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic with the family. It also has numerous restaurants and bars. If you wish to enjoy some authentic Portuguese food, then step into one of the fine restaurants here and treat your taste buds.
Day 5 In Lisbon
On your last day in Lisbon, make a day trip to the small but pretty town of Sintra. Surrounded by the Serra de Sintra hills, this is a town nestled in the lap of nature. A few of the places that you must visit during your visit to the town include Pena Palace, Castle of Moors, Quinta da Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, Palace of Queluz, and much more. Walking along the quaint streets of Sintra, you will come across many stately houses that give you a glimpse of royalty dating back to the 19th century.
This is an ideal 5-day itinerary of Lisbon. Pocket this and you will be able to explore every nook and corner of the beautiful city.
Tours and Activities to Include
Traveling like a local without any help from trip planners is good. But here are some organised tours and activities that you must try
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