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Algarve in November?

Is it worth going to the Algarve in November? With travel we would really only have about two days from Lisbon. Is that even possible? Looks like temps in the 50s, maybe 60s, and good chance of clouds and rain. Correct?

Background: My wife and I plan to travel to Lisbon and Porto in late November for 11 days. we know it will be cooler and rainier up north and are prepared so have focused on the cities, Sintra, and Duoro. Having eliminated a couple small towns between Sintra and Porto, we now have extra time we are trying to fill.

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Evora doesn't really sound very interesting to me from what I've read so far, but we have thought that it might be a possible quick overnight from Lisbon given that it is closer to Lisbon than the Algarve. Any idea what it would be like in late November?

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I agree with the Evora suggest. It’s much closer and more real Portugal than the Algarve. There is a Megalith tour that is great. It’s easy and inexpensive on the train.

Weather in November could be a bit rainier and cooler, but since the weather has been so weird this year, it’s hard to predict. The Alentejo - where Evora is located - might be a bit warmer than other areas.

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I wouldn’t head to the Algarve in November. The weather could be very wet or you may get lucky and get some fine days. Whichever, it will be very windy.

It will take you at least half a day in each direction and there are far nicer areas to visit that are more traditional. Evora is a good idea, as are Tomar, Alcobaca and many of the other pretty towns in this region.

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If we were to go to the Evora area can anyone recommend a top notch wine tour? I understand the wines of the area are up and coming. I'm just not sure we'll really want to see yet more monasteries and cathedrals by that point in our trip.

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We spent 2 nights and 1 full day in the Algarve mid November last year. Stayed in Lagos and walked the Ponte Piadade trails. It was beautiful and we went strictly for that scenery. It was the warmest day of our 3 week trip. To me it was worth the drive and completely different than what we saw elsewhere.

Evora and the megaliths are good for one day. We didn't do a wine tour in the Alentejo but the scenery is very nice and we had good weather there. We toured a cork factory which was very interesting and there are a lot of ceramic studios as well.