I love traveling to Europe! While I have not visited every country (yet) one of my favorite places is Portugal. The people are kind, the beaches are beautiful and the historical architecture is amazing! We also took a day trip into Seville, Spain which I would HIGHLY recommend!
So here are some pictures from our trip as well as the itinerary! We were in Portugal for 8 days in August, so the weather was warm and sunny the whole time.
Day 1: Lisbon (two nights)
We arrived in Lisbon in the evening on day 1 so we decided it was best to take it easy as it was a long tiring flight; we explored the area around our hotel and got a taste of the local cuisine to enjoy the night.
Day 2: trip to Sintra
The next day we hopped onto a train for a day trip to Sintra, it’s only about 30 minutes away from the capital and IT IS GORGEOUS! Sintra is a quaint little town just north of Lisbon nestled in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains with narrow roads and history all over. We hiked up to the Castle of the Moors (though you can grab a cab or take an official tour of the area which includes transportation); the walk up was a little scary as there are no sidewalks and cars/mopeds fly by you, but we weren’t the only ones doing it. In addition, we went to the Pena National Palace, both were beautiful and I’d highly recommend visiting both locations. We had lunch at a local hole in the wall restaurant where we sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful people watching.