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How to plan my day trip to Sintra

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How to plan my day trip to Sintra


Me and my mum are planning to visit Sintra somewhere between Jun 1st-5th as a day trip from Lisbon. We would like to visit Regaleira Palace and Gardens, Pena palace and the Moorish castle. Do you guys think we can visit all three sights in just one day? In what order would you suggest to visit the places? Can we walk from the Moorish castle to Pena Palace or is it a steep climb? And what will the weather generally be like? Very hot?

I know it's a lot of questions, I hope you can help me! Thanks!

Remco, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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1. Re: How to plan my day trip to Sintra

If you will have a car, i would suggest that you try to stop at these places:


This beach is really an amazing place. There is a restaurant on the beach which is by far one of the best. And not expensive also.


This little convent is really a charming place to visit. Agin, if you have a car, try to make this.

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2. Re: How to plan my day trip to Sintra

When you go to Sintra, be sure to wear good walking shoes. I would not suggest driving there. The roads are narrow, windy and busy. The buses can barely negotiate the path that is left between parked cars everywhere. We took the bus from Cascais, and stopped at the tourist center once we arrived at Sintra. You can purchase a bus pass that stops at all the attractions in a circular loop. Go early in the morning- the buses get very crowded later in the day.

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