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Itinerary suggestions for a 12 night visit?

My wife and I will arrive in Portugal from Santiago de Compestela (15 nights in Spain before this).We don’t need to spend much time on a beach. We enjoy museums, cultural and historic sites. We plan to stop in Braga on the way to Porto.
I’m thinking:
Porto 5 nights - with a Douro day trip tour to Pinhao with Living Tours, as a friend recently did and enjoyed. I have heard that Porto is a favorite city of many travelers so want to slow down and enjoy the city. Is this one night too many?
Coimbra- 1 night. Visit sites in the afternoon and morning.
Obidos-1 night. Late afternoon arrival and morning departure. With plan to visit Alcobaca (possibly Batalha first, but may not push doing too much).
Lisbon- 5 nights. With day trips to Sintra and probably Cascais. Then flight to Sevilla and 17 more nights in Spain.
I was in the Algarve and Tomas 40 years ago.
We expect to come back and visit the less traveled east side another time.

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How nice to have so many days to enjoy Portugal! Personally, I’d move one night from Porto to Coimbra, which I enjoyed even more than Porto. Coimbra has such a wonderful university atmosphere, and excellent museums (Machado de Castro, has an excellent art collection, Roman ruins under it, and a excellent outdoor cafe with gorgeous river views).

We also enjoyed seeing the prehistoric Celtic village ruins near Guimaraes and not that far from Braga, if you have time for another stop enroute to Porto.