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The Ultimate 3 day Lisbon Itinerary

The Ultimate 3 day Lisbon Itinerary

Looking for the ultimate 3-day Lisbon Itinerary?  You have come to the right place! From popular landmarks to amazing places to eat here’s all you need to know. 

The Ultimate 3 day Lisbon Itinerary Outline

  • Palácio da Independência
  • Rossio Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Carmo Convent
  • Arco da Rua Augusta
  • Praça do Comércio
  • Castelo de St. Jorge
  • Torre da Igreja do Castelo de São Jorge
  • Alfama
  • Lisbon Cathedral
  • National Tile Museum
  • Recolhimento Viewpoint
  • Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Pastéis de Belém
  • Belém Tower
  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • MAAT
  • LxFactory
  • Ponte 25 de Abril
  • Bairro Alto
  • Pink Street
  • Marquis of Pombal  Square
  • Estufa Fria
  • Aqueduto das Águas Livres
  • Guerra Junqueiro Garden

Check out our interactive map that connects to the Lisbon itinerary 3 days here!

Transportation In Lisbon – Getting from Lisbon Airport to the City.

Lisbon is a bustling city and offers various modes of transportation depending on your needs. The airport is just about 20mins from the city centre so it is very convenient to move around:

  • Metro – The ‘Aeroporto – Saldanha’ line gets you straight from the airport to the centre of Lisbon. Very convenient as the station is right next to the airport.
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

Before getting to the Metro or any mode of public transport, make sure you buy a ticket first. You can purchase a Viva Viagem electronic travel card from a machine at the train station. This can be used for the Metro, Bus and some trains*. 

7 Colinas / Viva Viagem Cost:

  • Electronic card: €0.50
  • Single Fare Price: €1.45
  • 24H Network Pass: €6.30

The machines are easy to use and you can change the language to Engish if needed. You can top up the card at any machine afterwards.

3 day Lisbon Itinerary - Day 1

Palácio da Independência

Start your day in the heart of Lisbon which is surrounded by many historic buildings. At the Palácio da Independência. 

Rossio Square (Praça Dom Pedro IV)

Secondly, as with many streets and pavements in Lisbon, Rossio Square features beautiful mosaic patterns. Surrounding the area you will see a lot of cafés, restaurants and main shops. 

Santa Justa Lift – Elevador da Bica

One of the biggest elevators you will see in public is the Santa Justa Lift. It sits in the middle of Libson had has a unique view from the city. 

Carmo Convent

This place is a beautiful combination of gothic ruins, a church and a museum all in one. 

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Arco da Rua Augusta

A short walk away you’ll get to the famous and beautifully vibrant arch. Acts an an entrance to the city and also the stunning Commerce Square. 

Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square)

Following onto the grand square Praça do Comércio. This leads you to the Tagus River and a statue of King José. 

3 day Lisbon Itinerary - Day 2

Tram 28

Take an iconic Tram 28 ride, which takes you all across Lisbon through many of Lisbon’s most historic landmarks.

Castelo de St. Jorge

Afterwards, hop off at St. George’s Castle. This is a Moorish Castle that overlooks the city. Visitors can explore the castle grounds, walls, and towers. While exploring the groups enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Tagus River.

Alfama District

Wander around the narrow and charming streets of Alfama. As one of the oldest districts in Lisbon, it’s a great way to walk from the hills of the Castle. 

Lisbon Cathedral

As the oldest church in the city Lisbon Cathedral combines a lot of different architectural styles.

National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo)

Further out from the city centre is the National Tile Museum. Home to Portugal’s traditional ceramic tiles, known as azulejos.

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Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)

Belém district’s UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Jerónimos Monastery. The monastery’s intricate architecture and stunning courtyard are something you can not miss.  

Pastéis de Belém

After exploring the monastery, down the road is one of the oldest pastry shops in Lisbon. The shop has been open since 1837 and serves a wide variety of pastries

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

A short walk away is the UNESCO World Heritage site the wonderful Belém Tower. 

Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos)

Afterwards, you can walk along the river bank from Belem Tower to the monument of discoveries. This monument commemorates the Age of Discovery and Portuguese explorers. 

MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology)

Continuing along the river bank is the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology. The museum is stunning and its unique architecture makes it stand out against the Portuguese landscape. 


Make your way to the LxFactory which is a creative hub with shops, galleries, and restaurants. The LxFactory is a bustling and hipster areas if you’re looking for an arty vibe.  

More time on your hands?

Bairro Alto

The direct translation of Bairro Alto is “Upper District” and is a vibrant area of the city. There are a lot of narrow streets. This place comes alive in the evening when a lot of bars and restaurants open. 

Pink Street

As you can see, the pink street is known for its pink-coloured pavements and colour rainbow umbrellas hanging. This is a very trending spot again a place which comes alive in the evening. 

Parque Eduardo VII and Estufa Fria

If you’re into nature check out the Eduardo VII park which is a big public area. After that walk to the Estufa Fria which is beautiful  botanical garden nearby. 

Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira)

Check out the timeout market if you’re in the area. This is a massive food hall which whole a wide variety of food vendors. It is really busy and for a good reason, the food was great but it is a bit difficult finding a spot to sit out. 

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