My friend and i are planning a trip to Portugal in May. We have about two weeks. Since we have already visited Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Braga, Guimaraes, Viana do Castelo, and much of the Minho, these other places are on our wish list:
Douro Valley --return trip for me, first time for my friend. Has anyone traveled east beyond Pinhao? Is it worthwhile?
Interior of Portugal--finally my chance to visit when it's not too hot.
Parque Natural da Serra da Estela?
Evora (first time for me, return visit for my friend)
Lagos and Sagres
Tavira (I know--opposite side of the Algarve from Lagos....)
Caldas da Rainha?
Please help with itinerary suggestions
My friend lived in Portugal in the 80s. Her daughter just got a job in Lisbon, and she will join us for part of the trip.
Recommendations for secret spots, or off-the-beaten- track destinations in Portugal greatly appreciated!