I’ve seen wonderful advice on the forum and used it originally when I planned my trip to Portugal in June 2020, which unfortunately we had to postpone. Somewhat last minute we have finally decided that we can go and planning for end of April/ early May and I am trying to get my head around it all again, so helpful for any feedback :)
Currently planning to start and end in Lisbon (open jaw is not an option). 14 days is based on full travel availability (not travel days). Planning to stick to train for primary transportation but interested in arranged tours/ pickups for day trips as necessary. Traveling with one other person. We are fairly fast travelers and plan to do a lot of walking but not opposed to mixing in some relaxation. We enjoy seeing a city by foot perhaps even a hike and but also love good food and drinks.
Our general itinerary is 3-4 days in Lisbon >> 1 overnight in Combria en route to Porto >> 3 nights in Porto with day trip to Duoro>> back to Lisbon 3 days..but we have room for adding a few more days. So my main questions :
- Is Sinatra worth the day trip?
- Is Evora worth a day trip from Lisbon or better as an overnight?
- In 2 weeks is it enough time to do anything north of Porto? Is using Porto as a base for the Duoro recommended, or staying somewhere further in the valley?
- Are there any coastal towns that are easy to see and wroth a visit? I have seen multiple comments that suggest Nazare is not worth the overnight etc. Any alternative recommendations if time were to allow?
Thanks in advance!!