Destination guide

Adventures in cities and countryside in Lisbon District

The Lisbon District is a real treasure trove of wonders. It's capped by of one of Europe's oldest and most fascinating capital cities and covers great swathes of wave-bashed Atlantic coastline. You can come to get lost in the misty Sintra Mountains or hop between wide beaches, where surfers dance on the swells. You can glug beers in districts with cobbled streets and wander museums telling tales of seafaring and exploration. Lisbon District vacation rentals cover all sorts, from family-ready villas with pools in the hills to city pads just a stone's throw from Lisbon's buzzing nightlife and Tagus River.

Things to do

Lisbon District means Lisbon delights

Fancy yourself as an explorer? As a daring seafarer on the Seven Seas? You'll love Lisbon District vacation rentals in Lisbon. This buzzing capital was one of the great centers of the Age of Discovery. These days, its riverside district is packed with relics of its golden years. Delve into the Navy Museum for glimpses of centuries-old ships and age-stained maps, intriguing navigation tools and world globes. Down the estuary a little is the intricately carved Torre de Belem, the landmark Vasco da Gama would have bade farewell to as he voyaged to India.


Traversing the Lisbon District

You might like the look of Lisbon District vacation rentals in Lisbon itself, but it would be a shame to miss out on the amazements of the greater region. Excursions abound. They can take you to the UNESCO-tagged palaces of Sintra, for walking tours through mind-boggling mazes of Gothic and Mudejar architecture. They can get you to salt-washed beaches in Cascais, where surfing lessons and sunbathing sessions fill the days. And they can reveal hiking paths through juniper forests and lush hills, at the Serra de Montejunto and beyond.


Life in the sun in Lisbon District

Lisbon District glows in the summer months, between June and August. Temperatures regularly creep into the 80s, but there are often ocean breezes to balance them out, making Lisbon District vacation rentals on the coast a fine pick for that summer break in the sun. Spring lasts through April and May. It's a little milder and the seas are cold, but there are also fewer crowds in Lisbon city. Fall is in September and October. That time of year can stay warm and often means paying a lot less for your pad.

Natural features

Lisbon District – mountains, rivers and seas

The Lisbon District has a truly diverse geography. Along the coast, you can be shrouded by the mighty cliffs and forested peaks of the Sintra Mountains, which rise inland and wind their way to the Atlantic Ocean, in walls of stone. Cork and oak groves sprawl above. Around them, the yellow sands and boulders of beaches like Cascais and Guincho sparkle, the waves that lick them forever eyed up by surfers. As the Tagus Estuary wiggles inland, the terrain creeps up. Deeper in the backcountry, it hits the beautiful Serra de Montejunto, where juniper forests and grass-clad meadows cover the land.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lisbon District

The nearest airport is in Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Cascais (CAT), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lisbon Rossio Station, Lisbon Cais do Sodre Station and Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Lisbon District by catching a ride on the metro at Rossio Metro Station, Baixa-Chiado Station or Restauradores Station.

Where to stay around Lisbon District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,726 vacation rentals near Lisbon District. From 5,003 Condos/Apartments to 392 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lisbon District for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lisbon District?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lisbon District. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lisbon: 5,412 vacation rentals
  • Lisbon Old Town: 4,093 vacation rentals
  • Cascais: 1,202 vacation rentals
  • Sintra: 1,934 vacation rentals
  • Alfama: 2,194 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lisbon District! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lisbon District?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lisbon District:

  • Lisbon: 5,412 rentals
  • Cascais: 1,202 rentals
  • Sintra: 1,934 rentals
  • Ericeira: 754 rentals
  • Estoril: 1,316 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lisbon District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lisbon District. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cascais Beach: 6,604 rentals
  • Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros Museum: 6,901 rentals
  • Cinemateca Portuguesa Museum: 6,750 rentals
  • Guincho Beach: 6,373 rentals
  • Lisboa Congress Centre: 6,823 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lisbon District listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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