A First-Timers Guide to 2 Days in Lisbon: How to See the Best of Lisbon in Two Days

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon had been on my bucket list for years. I, like many, had been swooned by those gorgeous photos of the iconic yellow trams trundling their way up the ancient, narrow cobbled streets. The city is compact so you’ll be able to see all the highlights in a short time, even if you only have 2 days in Lisbon.

The majority of the attractions I focus on in this 2 days Lisbon City guide are centrally located, if not, they are easily accessed by Lisbon’s very efficient public transport system.

Whether you’re planning a mid-week or a weekend in Lisbon, there is no shortage of stunning things to see. Some of the highlights in this Lisbon 2 days itinerary includes the pretty cobbled streets of the historic centre, the ruins left by the devastating Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755, a ride on the iconic yellow Number 28 tramway and exploring the once-underbelly district of Alfama. All this in addition to experiencing Lisbon’s fabulous culinary delights such as the delicious little ‘pastel de nata’. This guide also covers a trip out to the nearby dreamy town of Sintra.

I guarantee that you will love your trip to Lisbon. It quickly became one of my favourite European cities and I can’t wait to go back. I’m sure after you visit Lisbon you’ll agree with me.

      • Staying longer in Portugal, then check out other places of interest in the region here.
      • Alternatively, take a look at this Portugal Bucket List.
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AT A GLANCE - YOUR 2 days in Lisbon ITINERARY

      • Praça do Comercio
      • Lisbon Cathedral
      • E28 Yellow Tram
      • Alfama
      • São Jorge Castle
      • Santa Justa Lift
      • Carmo Convent
      • Rossio Square
      • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
      • Belém Tower 
      • Pena Palace
      • Quinta da Regaleira
      • Castelo dos Mouros

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When is the best time to visit Lisbon?

The best weather in Lisbon is between late April to October. The warmest months of these are from June to August.

The warmest months coincide with the European summer vacations, so expect crowds, especially in late July and August. The peak season also brings with it, inflated prices.

If you have the flexibility to travel at any time, then the perfect time to visit Lisbon is between May and June, and then September to October. This takes advantage of the good weather, quieter crowds and shoulder season prices.

Related: Travelling to the nation’s capital out of season? Find out what to do in Lisbon in winter.

 

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Top Tips for Visiting Lisbon

    • Lisbon is a fairly compact city and the main highlights are all fairly central. Make the most of the efficient and affordable public transport system for getting about. Or, if you’re looking for convenience, you could use the hop-on-hop-off bus.

Buy tickets for the Lisbon Hop On Hop Off Bus here.

    • This itinerary for Lisbon features all the best things to see in the city. This jam-packed guide to Lisbon is totally doable in two days, although, you could spend longer in the city. If this Lisbon two day itinerary feels too rushed for you, I suggest stretching the things I cover on day one over two days instead. This will give you a more leisurely Lisbon city break and the perfect excuse to come back to the city one day to visit Sintra.

Read more about beautiful town of Sintra here.

    • Make sure you’re wearing a comfortable pair of shoes with grippy soles. Although you’re in a city, the pavements are often made of polished cobbles which can get super slippery underfoot. This 48 hours in Lisbon itinerary also involves a lot of time on your feet, so you won’t want to be uncomfortable. Also, Lisbon is a hilly city, so be prepared for some serious leg work at times.
    • If you want the easy option to see the main highlights while getting some insights into the history of Lisbon, then make the most of one of the numerous city tours.

You might interested in a Guided Tour of Lisbon like this.

    • If you are planning on staying a bit longer than just a couple of days in Lisbon, then it might be worthwhile taking advantage of the Lisboa Card. This card gives you unlimited use of public transport and entry to loads of the city’s top attractions.

Check out how much you could save with The Lisboa Card here.

Two days in Lisbon - Day 1

Day 1 – Morning

Start at the Praça do Comercio

The Praça do Comercio (Commerce Square) is one of Lisbon’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks. The large square has one open side facing out to the Targus River. The other three sides are lined with beautiful buildings with columned walkways. The colourful yellow trams trundle past in front of the giant Arco de Rue Augusta. It’s a great place to start your two day Lisbon itinerary.

Historically the square was called Terreiro do Paço. This was because the Paços da Ribeira (Ribeira Palace), the kings of Portugal residence, used to be. That was until it was destroyed by the Great Lisbon Earthquake in 1755.

What stands now are bright yellow facades of buildings that gleam in the sunlight into the square. If you want to find out more about the history of Lisbon, on the east side of the square I recommend the Lisboa Story Centre.

Next….Lisbon Cathedral

From the Praça do Comercio walk up to Lisbon Cathedral (in a northeast direction). The Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon Cathedral) is located on the junction between two streets which the trams run along. If you wait a short while, you’ll get that famous picture of the pretty yellow tram going past the front of the Cathedral. This is one of the most iconic things to see in Lisbon and you’ll find this image everywhere.

The Cathedral was built by Lisbon’s first king and is the oldest church in Lisbon. It’s free to enter, just be mindful that it may be shut at times due to services. It’s also still an active place of worship, so once inside be respectful towards this.

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Then….Take A Ride on Tram 28 

No Lisbon itinerary would be complete without a ride on the iconic yellow tram. If this is a bit gimmicky for you, then you can easily take the 10-minute walk up to Alfama (the next destination on this 2 days Lisbon itinerary).

Depending on the time of day, it’s most likely quicker to walk, at peak times. The waiting time for the Tram 28 line can be long. However, if your mind is set on having a ride on the E28 line, then hop on just outside of the Cathedral. 

A word of warning, this is prime territory for pickpockets. The number of tourists plus the crowdedness of the tram makes for easy pickings so be sure to keep an eye on your belongings somewhere safe and use a theft-proof bag.

This PU Leather Anti Theft Bag or this USB Charging Anti Theft Backpack are both great options

The tram winds through the narrow and curvy streets. stopping at various points all over the city. If it’s too busy outside the Cathedral, then head to one of the other tram stops. It winds through the districts of Graca, Estrela, Baixa and then up to Alfama. If you have the time, you could sit on here and do the whole circuit.

Then…Get Lost in Alfama District

Alfama is the oldest neighbourhood in Lisbon. The streets are narrow and steep, so no public transport can come in here. This pedestrian-only district of Alfama covers the steep hill between the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River. Because Alfama is situated outside of the old city walls, historically, it was associated with poverty and crime. This quaint district is a definite must-see on your two days Lisbon itinerary. 

Over recent years there’s been a resurgence and the area has been transformed into a trendy, artisan district with intimate restaurants, hipster cafes and soulful Fado venues dotted about. You’ll also get a glimpse of locals going about their daily lives. It’s not uncommon to see laundry hanging out in the street and the delicious smell of home cooking wafting out from their kitchens.

Thankfully, the area of Alfama was not destroyed during the 1755 earthquake, so the layout of the area has remained pretty much unchanged and why it’s kept its charming narrow streets and small squares. It’s steaming with history in here and it’s great to pass an hour or so wandering about the labyrinth of streets and alleyways.

The soulful sounds of the Fado are synonymous with the area of Alfama, be sure to experience the live Fado Show and learn about the music that expresses the true soul of Lisbon.

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Climb up to São Jorge Castle

Keep heading upwards and out of Alfama, you’ll eventually find São Jorge Hill. At the top of the hill is São Jorge Castle. The castle can be seen from most places around Lisbon and therefore if you go inside, you get some great panoramic photos of the city below. While you’re checking out the view, see if you can spot the Santa Justa Lift, you’ll be heading here shortly.

The first fortifications at the top of São Jorge Hill date back to the 1st century BC when Lisbon was under Roman rule. However, what you see today is a mix of hundreds of years of history all amalgamated into one, mostly dating from around the 5th to 11th century.

Inside the castle walls, you’ll find pretty gardens, eleven towers and turrets as well as the castle wall to walk around. You might even see the resident peacocks strutting their stuff.

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Day 1 – Afternoon

Take the Santa Justa Lift

From the São Jorge Castle head back down the hill. Make your way towards the lively district of Chiado, which you’ll find bustling with shops, cafes and restaurants.

This is where you’ll find the Santa Justa Lift. The Neo-Gothic style structure was completed in 1902 by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard. Look at the style and architecture of the lift, does it look familiar? Ponsard was actually a student of Gustav Eiffel the architect behind the iconic Eiffel Tower, Paris.

Initially, the Santa Justa Lift was built to connect the lower part to the upper part of Lisbon. The lift has now become a tourist attraction more than anything. Take a ride up the 45m lift to the viewing platform which overlooks the city it’s also a great way to photograph the São Jorge Castle you’ve just visited.

If the queues are too long, then you can walk up to the viewing platform instead by heading along the Largo do Carmo, past the Carmo ruins and then head behind the Bellalisa Elevador restaurant.

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Explore the Ruins of Carmo Convent

From the Santa Justa Lift head to the nearby Carmo Convent. I’ve mentioned the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 quite a few times in this Lisbon in 2 days itinerary. These beautiful Gothic ruins of the Carmo Convent are a result of that.

The Great Lisbon Earthquake – Portugal’s Darkest Day

The Great Lisbon Earthquake is probably the darkest days in Portugal’s history. It happened on the morning of All Saints Day on Saturday, 1 November 1755. The earthquake reached a magnitude of 9 and the subsequent fires and tsunami nearly wiped out the city and its surrounding areas. It’s thought that over 60,000 people lost their lives as a result of it.

If you’re a regular follower of this blog, you’ll know I can’t resist an ancient ruin. The roofless columns and walls of the Carmo Convent are a relic from that dark day in 1755. Inside there is a museum that houses various religious artefacts, mummies and tombstones. The old convent has a tranquil feel to it. I spend ages here exploring the beautiful ruins, it was one of my highlights of Lisbon.

Your complete 2 days Lisbon guide includes all the highlights of the Portuguese capital. This guide will give you the perfect 2 days in Lisbon on a short city break. The best things to see in Lisbon and the best things to do in Lisbon. #Portugal #Lisbon #CityBreak
Your complete 2 days Lisbon guide includes all the highlights of the Portuguese capital. This guide will give you the perfect 2 days in Lisbon on a short city break. The best things to see in Lisbon and the best things to do in Lisbon. #Portugal #Lisbon #CityBreak
Your complete 2 days Lisbon guide includes all the highlights of the Portuguese capital. This guide will give you the perfect 2 days in Lisbon on a short city break. The best things to see in Lisbon and the best things to do in Lisbon. #Portugal #Lisbon #CityBreak
Your complete 2 days Lisbon guide includes all the highlights of the Portuguese capital. This guide will give you the perfect 2 days in Lisbon on a short city break. The best things to see in Lisbon and the best things to do in Lisbon. #Portugal #Lisbon #CityBreak

Rossio Square

From the Carmo Convent, head towards the highly photogenic Rossio Square. The lively square is surrounded by stunning architecture, you’d be hard pushed to miss the geometric pattern of the black and white cobblestones.

There are often markets and pop up stalls around here as well as it being a bit of a hub for locals to meet. If you enjoy a spot of people watching, this is your place.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery)

The easiest way to get here from Lisbon centre is by catching Tram number 15. Head towards Cais de Sodré station to pick it up. If you have time, then stop off at the Time Out Market, which is close to Cais de Sodré station for delicious food. Click here to jump to where to eat in Lisbon part of this guide.

Construction of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos started in 1500 which then took 100 years to complete. This 500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage-listed site was built from money derived during Portugal’s age of exploration. Most of the wealth came from the taxes of imported goods from both Africa and the Far East.

The grounds and building its self is visually stunning, so even if you don’t go inside (it’s closed on Mondays) at least swing by the outside for a look.

Belém Tower

A short walk from the Jerónimos Monastery is where you’ll find the Belém Tower. This is the landmark on your 2 day Lisbon itinerary. The Belém Tower was built in the 16th Century to protect the entrance to Lisbon’s harbour during the age of exploration.

From the outside, the fortress looks quite ‘blocky’ to say the least, that’s down to its combination of Medieval and Gothic architectural styles. Belém Tower shares the UNESCO World Heritage title with Jerónimos Monastery.

Originally, the Belém Tower was built on an island however after the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake, the course of the river shifted which is why now the tower sits on a little rocky outcrop, right on the shoreline. 

The Belém Tower also offers a great vantage point to watch the sunset from.

Day 1 – Evening

Watch & Listen to a Fado performance

Finish your first day by heading back to the Alfama district to watch a Fado show. The Fado is unique to Portugal and it’s said that Alfama is the birthplace of it.

The Fado is a music genre that could be likened to blues music, where the sole singer emotionally sings about their woes, love and life. The first Fado dates back to around the early 1800s.

They often happen in small intimate settings of bars and restaurants and there are over 40 in Lisbon to choose from.

Experience a Live Fado Show – Check Showtimes Here

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Explore Lisbon’s lively nightlife

Like most countries in mainland Europe, the nightlife doesn’t really kick off until around 11 pm. Depending on your preference there are loads of places offering a great night out.

The famous ‘Pink Street’ (Nova do Carvalho) in Cais do Sodré district is one of the livelier areas of Lisbon to party.

If you want something a little less lively, then there are a multitude of trendy cocktail bars along Bairro Alto, or if you prefer somewhere where the locals drink then head towards Rua Nova do Carvalho.

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Two days in Lisbon - Day 2

Day 2 – Morning

For the second day of your Lisbon 2 day itinerary, you’re going to be heading out to the stunning town of Sintra. To get there, make your way to Rossio Station to take the 40-minute train journey. This is an easy day trip from Lisbon. A word to the wise, start early. To make the most of Sintra you’ll want to be there before the crowds.

Sintra is located about 30km to the east of Lisbon in the stunning surrounds of the Serra de Sintra. The whole area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. I don’t even need to try and argue why. It’s remarkable in every way.

When you arrive at the train station in Sintra, you’ll notice how green the area is. The station is located a little way from where you want to be but there will be a multitude of buses to take you up to your first stop; Pena Palace.

The green hilly slopes are polar opposite from the built-up capital. You’ll pass through the picturesque town of Sintra which is a bustling hive of shops, restaurants and cafes and you could spend quite a bit of time wandering about here. However, I suggest the first thing you do is head up to Pena Palace before the crowds do.

Read more about visiting Sintra here

Pena Palace

If you’ve ever typed ‘top 10 castles’ or ‘beautiful castles in the world’ into google image search, I guarantee one of the images you get back will be of Pena Palace. Sintra certainly needs to be on your Portugal bucket list!

Built in the Romanticism style, this 19th-century castle is the most colourful castle I have ever seen. Situated in lavish grounds and gardens the brightly coloured with contrasting red and yellow walled castle with black and white striped roofs is a photographers dream. It’s so photogenic and a bit of a playground if you’re wanting to get trigger-happy and artsy with the camera.

There is so much detail in every aspect of this castle that you can spend hours just marvelling at the carvings, archways, turrets, doorways and alcoves that make this place so magical.

It’s easy to lose track of time inside the castle walls. If you decide to go in, which you should, be aware of the crowds and book your Sintra ticket in advance.

Don’t miss out on wandering around the grounds and through the beautifully manicured and landscaped gardens.

Buy in advance: Highlights of Sintra Full Day Tour from Lisbon

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Day 2 – Afternoon

Quinta da Regaleira

From Pena Palace, head back down the hill, through Sintra town and out towards Quinta da Regaleira. This 20th-century house was built in the Gothic style. The grounds are filled with waterfalls, lakes and grottos. It would have been a fantastic adult’s playground back in its heyday, and it still is!

One of the most iconic thing to see at Quinta da Regaleira is the Initiation Well. This 88-foot-deep well has a spiral staircase twisting along the walls of the well, winding right down to the bottom. Along the staircase, columned archways give the place a regal yet slightly creepy feel. It was built for secret ceremonies, exactly what went on here will probably always be a bit of a mystery.

If you’ve ever seen the film Pan’s Labyrinth, or other twisted fairy tales, Quinta da Regaleira wouldn’t look out of place as the backdrop.

Equally, the attention to detail on the main mansion is extraordinary. Be sure to spend a decent amount of time exploring it. It’s the quirky fantastical charm, again like with Pena Palace, that makes Quinta da Regaleira a photographer’s dream.

Book in Advance: Highlights of Sintra Full Day Tour from Lisbon

Bonus…if you have time in Sintra

If you have time, I also recommend the Castelo dos Mouros. It’s located nearly opposite the lower entrance to Pena Palace. The ancient Moorish fortress is perched on an outcrop of rocks overlooking the whole valley.

Although overshadowed by nearby Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, the wall walk is certainly worthwhile. You’ll get some great panoramic shots of the whole region from up here, and on a good day, you can see the ocean.

Catch the train back to Lisbon for your final night and the end of your 2 days in Lisbon itinerary.

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Where to Eat in Lisbon

Time Out Market, Mercado da Ribeira

If you’re ever wondering what to do in Lisbon, go try out the local food. Located close to Cais do Sodré, Time Out Market is a super trendy food hall that opened in 2014. It boasts over 40 different restaurants, shops and cafes serving some of the Capitals best artisan foods. It’s at its liveliest during the weekend and is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists.

If you’re a foodie, you could easily spend hours here trying a handful of small tapas-style small dishes from a whole range of outlets, while washing it down with delicious local wine or beer.

LX Factory in Alcantara

Similar to Time Out Market is the LX Factory. This old factory was renovated into an equally trendy outlet. The 100-year-old building is now home to a variety of hip and urban shops, restaurants and cafes. Again, like with the Time Out Market, it’s a haven for food lovers.

Pastel de Nata

So this isn’t specifically a place to eat, BUT it’s a local speciality that you HAVE TO TRY at least once, during your Lisbon two days itinerary. You’ll be forgiven for trying these at any given opportunity; they are delicious!

This Portuguese sweet treat is essentially a vanilla flavoured egg tart, sometimes with a hint of cinnamon, made in a flaky buttery pastry shell. They are baked so the top gets a slightly caramelised flavour. You can even attend a workshop to learn to cook your own Pastel de Nata!

You will notice a whole plethora of cafes selling them across the city with a multitude of places claiming to sell the ‘best’ pastel de nata. Honestly, all of the delicious little Portuguese custard tarts were amazing. And I tried a lot, of course, all in the name of research.

Two of the more famous eateries are Confeitaria De Belém which is located just outside of the station when you arrive in Belém. The other is Santo António located close to São Jorge Castle. BOTH cafes get busy, so you will have to queue.

All I’m going to say is, go and ‘sample’ LOTS of them and make up your own mind who serves the best one.

Try out this delicious Pastel De Nata Cooking Class

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Where to STAY in Lisbon

      • On a budget: Lisbon Lounge Hostel is centrally located and offers dorm rooms as well as family rooms at a budget price. There’s an onsite fully equipped kitchen as well as loads of areas for socialising and meeting other travellers.
      • Mid-Budget: Pateo Saudade Lofts are a perfect choice if you’re wanting something mid-budget yet still centrally located. The spacious apartment s come equipped with space to relax, private bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. They are modern and beautifully furnished.
      • Blow the Budget: Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel is right in the heart of the historical centre and a stone’s throw from all of Lisbon’s highlights. There’s an onsite gym and an exceptional breakfast is included to set you up perfectly for a full day of sightseeing. 

Final notes on 2 days Lisbon itinerary

I hope you agree that Lisbon doesn’t half pack a punch when it comes to city breaks and that you’ve learnt why it’s crept up to become one of my favourite European cities.

There is so much to see in this two day itinerary. Lisbon really is a fantastic city, whether you’re just on a short break or a longer trip, this is a must-see destination in Portugal.

You might also be interested in..

      • Staying longer in Portugal, then check out other places of interest in the region here.
      • Altneratively, take a look at this Portugal Bucket List.
      • You can also download this full list of what to see in Lisbon here.
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  1. That’s a lot of things packed into the 2-day itinerary! I love the colorful pictures of Pena Palace and those of Carmo Convent. I would like to watch a Fado show. Thanks for an informative blog post! 🙂

    1. Yes, it’s a full-on 2 days. This could easily be split into a more leisurely 4-day itinerary. And yes, the Pena Palace is so colourful, the photos don’t do it justice. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. I was in Lisbon for 3 days and did this itinerary! I can’t wait to go back and explore more, this was definitely just a taste!

  3. What a gorgeous city. Your photos show off its beauty. I would love wandering around an ancient city like this. The narrow streets, colorful and intricate architecture. Wow. Thanks for introducing me to Lisbon.

  4. I absolutely Love Lisbon and Portugal in general. I was gutted when I had to cancel my trip to Portugal the second year running. Although I have been several times to Lisbon, I can’t get enough. I always seem to find new things.

    1. Yes, Portugal is an amazing country. That’s unfortunate that you had to cancel your trip for the past two years. Fingers crossed to be able to travel without cancellation soon.

  5. I loved this comprehensive Lisbon guide. Thanks for all of the detailed information on the tram system, this is super helpful!

  6. This post brings back good memories of a beautiful city! Great itinerary for two days—I love that you were able to squeeze in a trip to Sintra in this itinerary because it’s so worth the trip 🙂

    1. Isn’t Sintra just a dream, it would be sacrilege to be so close and not go to visit. Ideally, you could spend much longer than just a day in Sintra, but a day trip is doable.

  7. I long to visit Portugal, and Lisbon looks so beautiful! Lovely photos.

    1. Thank you for reading. Lisbon is such a photogenic city, I think anyone can take great photos here. It’s a visually stunning place.

  8. We visited Lisbon several times and your post brought back all the great reasons we will go back to Lisbon again. It did indeed become one of our favourite European cities! Good that you told people about the slippery polished cobbles. Would not want to miss any of the great spots with cobblestone streets. We are sorry we missed a Fado performance on our visits so will need to make sure we plan properly next time. And believe it or not we have still not seen Sintra. Can’t wait to get back!

    1. Thanks for the great comment 🙂 and yes, those slippery stones, they get even worse in the rain! It sounds to me like you have two reasons very good reasons to go back 🙂 , a fado show, and of course Sintra.

  9. This is such a fantastic guide! I haven’t been to Lisbon yet but it’s high on my list, so than you for these really helpful tips on what to see and do there!

  10. I love Portugal, not only because I got engaged there… ???? Lisbon is one of my fav cities in Europe. Love this guide and your pictures! Definitely wants me to travel Europe again!

  11. Wow, fantastic guide. Keeping this in mind when we hopefully get to visit Portugal this Summer. Definitely also want to visit Sintra.

    1. You’re going to love Lisbon. And yea, 100% if you have time, stay overnight in Sintra. Although you can see the highlights in a day, take a bit more time and stay a bit longer.

  12. We were there in 2019 but only 2 nights…which translates to 1 full day. We didnt get in till late…we all went out to dinner. Next day we visited Sintra for the day. Then left early the next morning for Evora. So thank you for sharing on more of what I can do next time I am there. fingers crossed.

    1. Awww, it’s a shame you didn’t have a bit longer. But on the other hand, you have a very good reason to go back again one day 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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