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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Lisbon

Caparica Coast

Don’t miss spending a summer day on one of the sandy beaches of the Caparica Coast, an 18-mile stretch of splendid dunes easily accessible by bus from Lisbon.

9 miles southwest of Lisbon,
Tags: beach | family | day trip


Catch a quickie train ride from Cais do Sodré station to this fishing-village-turned-moneyed-town and admire its whitewashed houses, cobblestone streets, seaside cafés, and the occasional fishing boat.

18 miles west of Lisbon,
Tags: historic | culture | day trip


A leisurely walk along the beachfront promenade from Cascais takes you to this once fashionable resort, most famous for its grand casino where Ian Fleming set Casino Royale, his first Bond novel.

11 miles west of Lisbon,
Tags: beach | day trip | walk


Fairytale castles, ancient palaces, and grand estates dot the hills of this former royal retreat renowned for its pure mountain air, verdant landscapes, and serene ambience.

18 miles northwest of Lisbon,
Tags: historic | culture | architecture | day trip

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