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Lisbon  Backpack Guide

Backpack Guide

How many days should
I visit Lisbon for?

The question that really has no answer. Some people will want to spend the rest of their lives here.
For first time visitors, anywhere from 4-5 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.

When's the best
time to visit Lisbon?

Lisbon attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Lisbon either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.

How much
does Lisbon cost?

On average, backpacking in Lisbon costs about $60 a day.

Is it safe
to visit Lisbon?

For the most part, Lisbon is safe to visit.  However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.

Do I need to
know Portuguese?

It’s not necessary to know Portuguese as most people you meet can also speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Portuguese phrases before you go.

What currency
does Portugal use?

Portugal uses the Euro as their currency.  One US dollar is worth approximately €0.95.
Euro Trip Kit
Trip planning made easy!
Whether you're going to Lisbon for just a couple of weeks or traveling around Europe for a few months, the Euro Trip Kit will help plan your trip.

Inside the kit, you'll find a travel journal, adventure passport, language cards and a bunch of other great things to get you excited for your euro trip.
Inside The Kit

Warning Schengen Area

Portugal is part of the Schengen Agreement which allows open borders between many European countries.

However, if you're traveling for longer than 90 days, you need to be aware of certain restrictions that may affect your trip.
Schengen Agreement

Portuguese phrases for traveling

How are you?
Como você está?
My name is...
Meu nome é…
Do you speak English?
Você fala inglês?
One beer please
Uma cerveja por favor
Thank you