We have 8 nights in early May - traveling with 18yo boy and 18yo girl -- have rough itinerary and looking for feedback. We like to explore; don't want to just be in cities the whole time. There are so many places to see; I have done my best to research and pick what I think will be interesting for my family/kids.
Please let me know what you think of the following:
Fly into Lisbon from US and arrive late morning.
Spend 4 nights in Lisbon with one day being a trip to Sintra/Cascais (private guide arranged for this already)
So that leaves 2 full days and 1/2 day (the arrival day) to explore Lisbon
5th day pick up rental car at airport and drive North - thinking about stopping in Obidos briefly then Tomar and head to North Portugal -- booked 2 nights in Guimaraes (a cool converted monastery that I think my kids will like). I know this will be a long day/drive.
Spend 6th day Guimaraes/Braga or national park doing some hiking
Leave early on 7th day for Porto and spend last 2 nights in Porto.
The one thing we are skipping is trip to Duoro Valley - none of us are wine drinkers and I don't think my children would be interested but I wonder if that is a mistake?