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Porto to Lisbon: 9 Nights

Hi All,

Looking for advice for towns to overnight in for a nine night trip. Flying in to Porto and out of Lisbon in late September. Planning on having a rental car between Porto & Lisbon. Don't want to change cities & hotels everyday, value quality over quantity, getting off of the beaten track, being adventurous, appreciate the countryside and smaller towns & villages. We're fine with doing a moderate amount of walking and are reasonably in good fit, condition. For reference, we've enjoyed a good amount of time in small villages in Tuscany & Provence and have seen our share of big cities, cathedrals and monuments.

Considering the following towns in which to overnight, with the ability to take some short day trips:
Porto: 2 nights, Coimbra: 2 nights, Obidos: 2 nights, Lisbon: 3 nights.

Thoughts? Many Thanks!!

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It's difficult to chose as there are so many options that would suit. Personally, I would prefer to stay in Evora rather than Obidos. The latter is very touristy and can be seen in a couple of hours.

Posted by
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I took the RS Portugal Tour last year and enjoyed Portugal very much. You might want to see the RS tour web site for the Portugal tour and see its itinerary to see what he had us see.