We would love your feedback about our itinerary. Ideally we would like to do this trip without having to rent a car— mainly for the ease of not having to drive. That said we don’t want to spend a number of days in transit and we definitely don’t want to traverse back and forth to Lisbon with bus or train transfers. This is our first time to Portugal. We would love to see a few key highlights and not race from place to place. Thoughts about this plan would be appreciated:
Arrive in Lisbon on sat oct 11 at 3pm local time
Stay the night in Lisbon
Next day take train to Algarve. Stay in Lagos ( mainly for easy transport)
3 nights in Lagos then train to evora
2 nights in evora then hire car to transport us to obidos.
Obidos as home base to explore towns in the area ( using buses )
Take bus or train to Lisbon
4 nights in Lisbon ( include day trip to sintra)
Leave sat to return to US
Thoughts about this plan? I am reading mixed reviews about the nazare area. Are the sights in the area worth the visit? What’s an alternative home base for exploring that area that can be done with public transportation?