There are many day trips from Lisbon that are really worth taking. Discover the most kid-friendly ones with me!

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Terrific food, incredible weather, big smiles, Lisbon is definitely a great destination for families with kids. And guess what? Its surroundings are too. How do I know it? Because I am used at exploring the capital of Portugal with kids and their families, through my super engaging Tapsy Tour of Lisbon, that combines fun activities with cultural explanations.



Lisbon is a great destination for families, but there are many towns in its surroundings that are really worth visiting as well. Keep reading to discover the day trips from Lisbon that you should not miss if you travel with kids.


This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most enchanting places in the surroundings of Lisbon and a perfect destination for a family day trip from the capital. You can easily get here by train and take a bus (the number 434) to stop where the best highlights of the town are, such as Palácio Nacional de Sintra (o Quinta Regaleira), Castelo dos Mouros and Palácio Nacional da Pena.

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Cascais is a great location for all those who want to combine relax on the beach and cultural visits. In fact, from the Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães to the breathtaking Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth), Cascais will definitely satisfy everybody’s tastes. Moreover, as it is a very quiet and safe town, it’s a great destination for families.

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Óbidos is one of the prettiest towns in Portugal. With its traditionally painted houses and its fairytale castle, the whole family will be amazed by this fascinating corner of paradise. Although there are trains that stop here, the easiest way to reach Óbidos from Lisbon is by bus, both public and private ones.

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Considered the mecca for surfers, this little fishing town is also a great day trip destination for families. In fact, its cute little streets, together with the stunning sceneries overlooking the ocean that you can enjoy from many points of the town, you make everybody fall in love with Ericeira. If you are not planning to rent a car, the best way to get here from Lisbon is by bus.

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Famous for its cathedral and Roman temple, this little town has a lot to offer. In fact, not surprisingly, it has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1986. Located at about 130 km from Lisbon, it may look a bit inconvenient to visit, but it is linked to Lisbon by a good train service and it is really worth a visit!

Read also my family friendly itinerary of Lisbon to discover the best way to visit the capital of Portugal with kids!


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