We are planning out trip to Portugal during the last 2 weeks in September. We are not renting a car and will be flying into Lisbon - landing 8AM- and flying out of Porto. We are mid-thirties and enjoy mix of tourist activities but also wandering through neighborhoods out of the center of action/getting a taste of the local culture. Good food and wine are also a very important part of all our trips.
We are hoping for advise on how to split our time between the cities and if out order makes sense.
1-2 nights Sintra
Uber/Taxi from Lisbon Airport to Sintra - hoping to arrive by lunch if the plane on time(?)
--- should we plan to stay 1 or 2 nights? If we only do one night we would head to Lisbon late afternoon on Day 2 (after collecting luggage from Sintra hotel). Or should we stay a 2nd night and head to Lisbon in the morning day 3?
4-5 nights Lisbon
- If we stay the extra night in Sintra we would only have 3 + 2- 0.5 days - is this enough?
4 nights Porto
- We are very interested in the wines of the region so are pretty set on having the 3 full days in Porto (to include a full day tour to Douro Valley)
Does this organization make sense? Should we do Lisbon - Sintra - Porto? Does it make more sense to start with 5 nights in Lisbon, then go to Sintra for 1 night (have 2 - 0.5 days) before heading to Porto.