I'd appreciate help with an itinerary for Portugal for October. Firstly is there likely to be much difference in weather if we went early October versus later? We'd like warm weather, but don't plan to beach.
This is our second trip, our first was April last year, and we did the southern part of the country, Lisbon, Sintra, Salema Tavira, Evora, Nazare and Obidos. Our favourites were probably Lisbon and Evora. This time we'd like to see the north a bit more, but will most likely still have to fly in and out of Lisbon.
We'd like 4-5 nights in Lisbon again, and would like to see Porto and Coimbra for sure. Wondering about Douro, would it be harvest time, and is that worth seeing. Would you stay in Braga or Guimares or consider day tripping there from Porto? We were planning mostly public transit, but are open to renting a car.