Hello Portugal Experts,
You have been extremely helpful with my Lisbon hotel search and I know where to stay now. I got lucky today and booked a non-stop roundtrip flight from Boston to Madrid for an incredible price, so I am ready to post the very first version of my itinerary version now. Here it is:
4/20/2017, Thu - Flight to Madrid (Iberia)
4/21/2017, Fri - Drive to Segovia (1 h 8 min, 106 km via A-6 and AP-61), explore Segovia and relax. We are OK driving for one hour after the overseas flight - done it in the past many times.
Segovia to Avila (52 min, 67 km via N-110 and AP-51)
Avila to Salamanca (1 h 10 min, 112 km via A-50)
4/23/2017, Sun - explore Salamanca and maybe drive to Zamora (47 min, 66 km via A-66)
Salamanca to Viseu (2 h 22 min 225 km via Autovía de Castilla/A-62 and A25).
Then drive from Viseu to Porto (1 h 21 min, 127 km via A25 and A1)
Spend evening in Porto
4/25/2017, Tue - Porto (full day)
4/26/2017, Wed - I do know that this day is crazy busy, so what town shall we skip? I love all of them... Maybe to carve some time for Obidos during our stay in Estoril?
- from Porto to Coimbra (1 h 26 min, 122 km via A1)
- from Coimbra to Batalha - (55 min, 86 km via A1)
- from Batalha to Alcobaca - (24 min, 23.7 km via IC2/IC9 and IC9)
- from Alcobaca to Obidos - (31 min, 40 km via A8)
- from Obidos to Estoril - (59 min, 98 km via A8). Staying at Intercontinental Estoril
4/27/2017, Thu - Lisbon - full day (taking a train from Estoril to Lisbon)
4/28/2017, Fri - Drive from Estoril to Sintra - (13 min, 14 km via A16) explore Sintra all day
4/29/2017, Sat - Drive from Estoril to Evora - (1 h 31 min, 150 km via A2 and A6), explore Evora
4/30/2017, Sun - Lisbon - full day (taking a train from Estoril to Lisbon)
5/01/2017, Mon - Drive from Estoril to Madrid via Badajoz and Telavera de la Reina (6 h 5 min, 642 km)
From Estoril to Badajoz - (2 h 24 min, 242 km via A6)
From Badajoz to Talavera de la Reina - (2 h 45 min, 281 km via A5)
From Talavera de la Reina to Madrid - (1 h 21 min, 119 km via A5)
5/02/2017, Tue - explore Madrid (full day).
5/03/2017, Wed - Flight back to Boston from Madrid
We had already been in Madrid and spent a week just in Madrid. It is our third visit to Spain - we have already visited Madrid, El Escorial, Toledo, Barcelona, Seville, Carmona, Cordoba, Granada, Costa del Sol, Ronda, Arcos de la Frontiera... So all my questions are mostly for the Portugal part of our trip...
Please provide your expert advice and thank you so much in advance,