This Lisbon guide in two days It is designed for travelers who have a weekend or for your first 2 days in this beautiful city, also known as the city of the 7 hills. And although we know that it is difficult to know the entire city in this space of time, we can tell you that if you optimize the itineraries well, you can visit most of its most important places at this time.
After touring the neighborhood of La Alfama and Bélem on the first day, on this second day you will reach San Jorge Castle and learn more about Chiado and the Barrio Alto, among many other things.
To make this guide what to see in Lisbon in 2 days we have based on the experience of our trip to Lisbon in 4 days. We start!
Recommended hotel in Lisbon
Our recommended accommodation for this route by Lisbon in two days This is Lisbon Hostel, located in the neighborhood of La Alfama, a 5-minute walk from the Rossio metro station which, in addition to a great quality / price ratio, stands out for being able to have breakfast or have a drink on its terrace, with some Magnificent views of the city.
Transfer from the airport to the center or hotel of Lisbon
The best ways to get from the airport to the center of Lisbon or to your hotel are:
- Bus: You have urban buses, although they are more uncomfortable and make more stops. The best option is the Airbus It leaves from T1 and for an amount of 4 euros will leave you in the city center in about 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Keep in mind that if this is your option to get around, bus 208 is the only one that operates at dawn. You can book the aerobus here in advance.
- Metro: The subway of the red line that communicates with the center, leaves the T1 from 6 in the morning until 1 in the morning. The journey is about 20 minutes and will leave you at the Saldanha stop, near the center, for about 2 euros.
From the Saldanha stop you can connect with the blue line in Sao Sebastiao and the green line in Alameda to reach the one closest to your hotel. Keep in mind that to buy the subway ticket you must first purchase the 7 Colinas or Viva Viagem card
- Taxi: Comparing it with the other options, it is only advisable if you stay away from the center or from a bus or subway stop. The price is around 20 euros depending on the location of the hotel.
- Private transport: It is the most comfortable option since a driver at the airport will wait for you with a sign with your name, which will take you directly to your hotel. You can book it here.
For more information about the transfer you can check this post on how to go from Lisbon airport to downtown.
How to save in Lisbon
- Buy a ticket 24 hours for a price of 6.15 euros that includes all public transport if you are going to use this service more than 4 times.
- Book the Lisbon Card that includes public transport and various attractions such as the Jeronimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, the Santa Justa Elevator, etc ...
- Book a free tour in Spanish in Lisbon Free! and this free tour of the Alfama neighborhood, to learn about the history of the most interesting places in the city.
- Listen to fado at a local tavern, such as To Tasca do Jaime, just in front of the Rua Graça del Tranvía 28 stop, before the tourist restaurants.
- If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.
For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to Lisbon essential.
First day in Lisbon
The first day of trip to Lisbon in two days start early in the morning at the magnificent viewpoint of Portas do Sol, where you can easily reach with Tram 28 or on foot from the La Alfama neighborhood. After having breakfast some Bélem cakes and a coffee on the terrace, you should not approach the beautiful and well-known viewpoint, full of tiles, of Santa Luzia.
When you finish enjoying the views of the two viewpoints, we recommend you to stroll through our favorite neighborhood of the city, La Alfama, in which you must keep in mind that the best way to travel is to go down in the form of S, to the banks of the Tagus River, so you don't miss any corner.
A good option to get to know the neighborhood of La Alfama better is to book this visit with a guide in Spanish.
Map of the Lisbon route in 2 days