Getting from Porto to Lisbon was a lot less dramatic than my previous journey. I listened to a few chapters of an audio book on the train ride. Sidenote, long trips are the perfect time to sign up for free trials of music streaming services, audio books, etc. I like to stagger the trials so that when one runs out, I can move on to the next.
WHERE TO LAY YOUR HEAD ON A PILLOW
I stayed at We Love F****** Tourists. To date, this was my favorite hostel! It felt like Cheers, where everybody knows your name. The facilities are nice and the staff really goes out of the way to make guests feel welcomed. Special shout out to Dale and Tiago, who were great hosts! The hostel offers a day trip to Sintra, pub-crawls, dinner, and free breakfast. The only downside was the amount of stairs you have to climb to get to the hostel. Good for your heart rate, not so good after a pub-crawl. If you’re in Portugal, I’d highly recommend checking out We Love F****** Tourists!
GETTING AROUND LISBON
Similar to Porto, you can Uber everywhere in Lisbon. It’s also a very walkable city, which is a great way to take in the city!
WHERE TO EAT
When in Lisbon, you have to visit Time Out Market. Traditional Portugese dishes, burgers, pasta, sweets, wine — it’s one-stop shopping. The restaurants and bars were hand-picked by editors at Time Out.
Be sure to check out Pastéis de Belém for a Pastel de Nata. I only had one and immediately regretted not ordering another. The line was pretty long, so try your luck finding a table.
THINGS TO DO
Lisbon was by far my favorite city in Europe! Good weather, great people, an awesome vibe — I just love Lisbon! See the sites: Torre de Belém, Castelo de São Jorge, the view from the top of Senhora do Monte, and many more. For a fun night out, make your way to Bairro Alto. My favorite spot in the area was Park, a rooftop bar situated on top of a parking garage. Need a day of relaxation after a late night? Head to Cascais for a beach day. Or, you can visit LX Factory where you will find anything from surfboards to a quaint bookstore. Whatever you decide to do in Lisbon, you won’t be disappointed!
Here’s a breakdown of my budget for five days in Lisbon.
|Porto → Lisbon||30 € = 36 USD|
|Accommodations||128 € = 154 USD|
|Getting Around||15 € = 18 USD|
|Food and Drinks||137 € = 164 USD|
|Total||310 € = 372 USD|
*I used an exchange rate of 1 € = 1.2 USD
Next stop, España. Ciao for now,
15 thoughts on “5 Days, 4 Nights in Lisbon”
Thanks Marissa! I’m a big traveler and Portugal has been on my list for wayyy too long. Will bookmark this!
Thanks for reading, Scott! You should definit visit Portugal when you have a chance!
I am tempted to stay at this hostel just because of the name. Thanks for the budget layout. Very useful!
Haha, the name says it all!!
This is so useful! I’ve yet to go to Lisbon, so I can save this for when I do go. I love that it’s a walkable city, makes it easier for exploring :).
Walkable cities are the best!! A great way to explore and cut costs.
Nice guide! Will definitely take this one into account when travelling to Lisbon! I will also visit Pastéis de Belém for a Pastel de Nata as you recommend! 🙂
The Pastel de Nata is so good! Have a few for me 🙂
Ah I absolutely love Lisbon!! I’m going back in a month and will add Porto to my list this time. I’ve also been to Park – such a cute bar! I remember going last year and had a little difficulty finding it because it’s not so easily marked. Hoped they changed it 🙂
Park is still hard to find. So jealous you’re going back to Lisbon. I can’t wait to get back to Portugal!!
This was awesome, thanks for sharing. I’m going to Portugal next year so this was right on time!!
How exciting!! I had such a great time in Portugal!