Hello travel experts! After learning through you fine folks that I was trying to pack in too much into my schedule, I went back to the drawing board, revised my itinerary and would love your new input! I am traveling with my spouse and two kids (ages 2 and 5) to Portugal in May 2022. We're flying in and out of Lisbon (already booked). We like gardens, castles, architecture, kid-friendly activities and some relaxation/beach time. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or input. Feel free to tell me if I'm still trying to pack in too much! I'm really grateful for any and all input!
Day 1: Arrive in Lisbon @ 8:00 a.m. Drop off bags and explore.
Day 2: Lisbon
Day 3: Lisbon
Day 4: Day trip by train to Evora. Pick up car at night or early next morning.
Day 5: Sintra. Drive to Sintra and park car at hotel with free parking. Get 1-2 sites in.
Day 6: Sintra. Get 1-2 more sites in. Drive 30 mins to Mafra and sleep there. [Is Mafra a good place to stay?]
Day 7: Mafra + Obidos + Alcobaca. Sleep in Sao Martinho da Porto.
Day 8: Sao Martinho da Porto beach day. Sleep there.
Day 9: Batalha + Tomar. Sleep in Tomar.
Day 10: Coimbra. Drive 1 hour to Coimbra and spend day there. Sleep there.
Day 11: Porto. Drive 1 hour to Porto.
Day 12: Porto
Day 13: Porto + drive back to Lisbon airport area hotel in early evening. Sleep there.
Day 14: Fly out of Lisbon airport at 10:45 am.
Thanks so much!