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Itinerary

Monmouth Beach, New...
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Itinerary

Hi...Need some help...We will be in Lisbon for three days and then plan to rent a car and go to places like Porto, Obidos and north, plus Evora and The Algarve ending back in Lisbon for a flight to Madrid.....it is sort of confusing route...all suggestions welcomed!!

Thanks!

Stan

Albufeira, Portugal
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1. Re: Itinerary

When and for how long overall? At this time of year I wouldn't bother with the Algarve. Seaside resorts out of season tend to be rather depressing for tourists. Even in summer, unless it is sun and sand you want, I would not worry overly about the drive all the way down here. You can find some very decent resorts in the centre and north.

The list of places worth a visit could be endless, depending on your interests and dislikes.

Monmouth Beach, New...
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2. Re: Itinerary

First timers...so all is new...a few cities are fine...days open could be a total of 8 including Lisbon....Would rent car, if doable by train, that's OK....Thanks!!

Algarve, Portugal
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3. Re: Itinerary

When?

Monmouth Beach, New...
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4. Re: Itinerary

Fly in from London on January 5th....

Algarve, Portugal
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5. Re: Itinerary

Forget about the Algarve, it's empty in wintertime and although the climate here is mild, it won't be beach weather.

Here are some links for you:

visitportugal.com/Cultures/pt-PT/default.html

http://www.visitlisboa.com/

visitporto.travel/Visitar/…default.aspx

www.portugal-live.net/UK/places/evora.html

parquesdesintra.pt/en/index.php#.UL5hm4XXuFw

I would recommend you start with Lisbon and surroundings, thereafter Porto and if time left Evora. You don't need a car in Lisbon or Porto. If desired you could do without a car and use public transportation.

Trains: www.cp.pt/cp/displayPage.do…

Busses: http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx

in Sintra there's a circular bus going around all the sites. You can pick it up near the railway station.

Hope that helps.

Edited: 3:51 pm, December 04, 2012
Monmouth Beach, New...
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6. Re: Itinerary

Greta ideas...Thanks!!

Lisbon, Portugal
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7. Re: Itinerary

Divide your stay between Lisboa and Porto and use trains and buses to do day tours around both cities. From Lisboa it's possible to do a day tour to Évora (by train or bus, but buses are more frequent).

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