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10 Days/Nights in Portugal May 2018

Hello, I am looking into doing a trip to Portugal in May. I was thinking leave the states Wed, arrive around noon on Thursday and then leave the following Sunday so an example would be fly out May 2, land May 3 in Porto then fly out May 14 from Lisbon.

I was think of thinking it would look like this:
2 nights in Porto
1 night in Douro Valley
2 nights in Coimbra
2 nights in Nazaré
3 nights in Lisbon

Is 3 nights enough in Lisbon? Do you think I should cut one of the other cities shorter, or out, to spend more time in Lisbon?

I know RS says to go south from Lisbon but from what I've read it seems to be mainly for beach time in the south.

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Nazare is a pretty sight from above and if you surf a great stop. Otherwise it's a beach town with lots of souvenir shops and just OK restaurants. I'd give that time to Lisbon instead and do a day trip to Sintra.

Posted by
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I too agree that Nazare is over-rated and I would add the time to Lisbon. Early May is unlikely to be beach weather, so no need to stay at a beach resort.