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Day Trip From Lisbon to Cascais

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Day Trip From Lisbon to Cascais

We are looking to do a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais around Jan. 2-4, 2014 with a rental car and have a few questions/ concerns.

-I'm sure it's tough to predict the weather during this time of year, but in general what is it like?

-Is Sintra and Cascais feasible in one day or do you recommend staying a night?

-Are restaurants, fish markets, nightlife open during this time of year?

-How are the beaches during this time of year? What beaches do you recommend?

-What do you recommend we see/do in Cascais during this time of year?

Thank you so much.

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1. Re: Day Trip From Lisbon to Cascais

Can offer you this:

1 Rainy. Temperatures for Lisboa, Cascais will be similar, Sintra is always colder and wetter


2 Its feasible but dont advise it. Since both places are so well connected with Lisboa you can do a day trip to Sintra and a half day to Cascais both from Lisboa.

3 Neither of those places catter mostly for tourists so places will be open normally. Centre Sintra has no night life to speak of.

4 Well its winter. You cant swim obviously.

5 The village is nice just exploring its quaint little streets and strolling around by the sea to Estoril and maybe entering the casino (large very large) and perfectly walkable from Cascais.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Day Trip From Lisbon to Cascais

Thank you for your response and advise.

So this is our first time to Portugal and we only have 7 days and we are flying in and out of Lisbon, With this amount and during the winter, where would you recommend we go for day trips or an overnight trip from Lisbon? We are fine with renting a car or using public transportation.


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3. Re: Day Trip From Lisbon to Cascais

If you have a car and the weather it's fine go to Palmela, Sesimbra and Arrábida Natural Park (beautiful beaches), it's feasible as day trip.

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