We are arriving in Lisbon on May 12 and leaving for Porto on May 17. We are leaving Porto on May 21, because originally we were leaving for home on the 22 and planned to stay that last night
in Lisbon. The airline changed our flight home to the 23rd at 2:00 am.
I am a retired French and Spanish teacher who has traveled extensively in French and Spanish - speaking countries in Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. This is our first time going to a country I am not at all familiar with and I am having trouble picking and choosing what to do.
We are 2 couples in our 60’s who like history, architecture, wine, wandering,
Reservations through VRBO are set for the dates above. We will have an extra night to spend somewhere between Porto and Lisbon and will not book a hotel on the 22 with having to be at the airport by 11:00 pm.
Sorry for the length of this post.
Arrival day: explore our area near Sao Jorge castle.
13: Belém and ???
15: explore Alfama
16: explore Bairro Alto/ Chiado
17: train to Porto
18,19, 20: explore town, wine tour, bus to Viseu for a daytrip
21: leave for?? Would Cascais work?
22: arrive late in day to Lisbon
For some reason I find the public transport card options confusing.
Our apartment in Lisbon is in Graça.
If anyone could offer improvements, details or suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. I am the official trip planner but am struggling with this one.