Cascais, Portugal

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Cascais is a charming Portuguese seaside town that is situated on the stunning Lisbon coastline. It is a historic and prosperous town filled with decorative palaces, a buzzing fish market, and pretty parks, all of which are set within its traditional cobbled streets. Cascais is surrounded by popular beaches, while the scenic Sintra Natural Park frames the town to the north. The delightful historic center is filled with family-run seafood restaurants, cool cafes, and a variety of unique shops.

What to do in Cascais?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Cascais. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the Historic Center


Start your day with a visit to the Cascais Citadel, a historic fortress with stunning views of the sea. Then, head to the nearby Cascais Marina and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront.


Explore the historic center of Cascais, with its narrow cobbled streets and traditional Portuguese architecture. Visit the Santa Marta Lighthouse and Museum, where you can learn about the history of the lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the coastline.


Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at one of the family-run restaurants in the historic center. After dinner, take a leisurely stroll along the beach and enjoy the sunset.

Day 2: Enjoy the Beaches and Parks


Spend the morning at Praia da Rainha, a beautiful beach located in the heart of Cascais. Enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, and maybe even try some water sports.


Visit the Marechal Carmona Park, a beautiful green space with a variety of plants, peacocks, and a small farm. Then, head to the Paula Rego House of Stories, a museum dedicated to the work of the renowned Portuguese artist.


Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Cascais Jazz Club, where you can listen to live music and enjoy a drink.

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