A friend and I are planning to visit Portugal in mid- to late April/early May, the first time for both of us. We’ll be flying from the East Coast US and are planning about 10 days (that includes the travel days, so, really, just 7-8 usable days).
1. From mid-April to mid-May, is earlier better than later or vice versa or pretty much the same?
2. We don’t want to do a lot of unpacking/moving but do want a varied experience. If we spent 4 nights in Lisbon and 4 nights in Porto, would we be able to go on enough day trips from those cities to give us a reasonably good overview, or should we shorten the Lisbon and/or Porto stays and add a night or two somewhere else?
3. Does it make sense to fly into Lisbon and home from Porto (or vice versa)?
Thanks for your suggestions!