• Kristina Costalos

Sintra: 10hr Castle Itinerary

We're exploring 'Sintra' in a day! This is my 10-hour itinerary visiting the most popular castles in Portugal. Are you ready? ...


9am - If you're visiting Sintra from Lisbon, jump on the train from Rossio Station.

10am - Plan your day on the train and decide how you'll get to the castles. You have plenty of options! You can jump on a public bus, the Hop on Hop off bus, hire a Tuk Tuk driver, taxi or simply walk!

11am - In this itinerary - I recommend heading straight for Pena Palace, as it's the busiest and most popular of the Sintra castles. For more tips, watch my Sintra Travel Guide below.

1pm - Walk down to Castle of the Moors.

3pm - Then travel or walk to Quinta da Regaleira.

5pm - If you can manage, check out the coast and visit Praia Grande. We chose to jump on the 'Hop on Hop off bus' while exploring Sintra. The red route takes you to most of the castles, while the blue route will get you to the famous coastline. Do keep in mind, it's a 30 minute drive to the coast, and the roads are windy. So if you're susceptible to motion sickness, I wouldn't recommend taking the bus!

6pm While you're visiting the coast, check out Cabo Da Roca. It's the western most point of mainland Portugal and Europe.


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