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5 Days in Portugal

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5 Days in Portugal

Hi

My partner and I will be in Portugal for 5 days in July. I was wondering which area was the best to visit to experience the most of what Portugal has to offer in such a small time frame

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: 5 Days in Portugal

Hi,

Can you tell us where you are flying into, Faro, Lisbon, Porto?

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3. Re: 5 Days in Portugal

For a first visit, you could fly to Lisbon and make it your base.

See Lisbon for 3 days

Visit Sintra for a day

Visit Evora for a day

For Sintra you can take the train

For Evora you can take either a train or a bus

visitportugal.com/Cultures/en-US/default.html

http://www.visitlisboa.com/Lisbon.aspx

http://www.golisbon.com/

http://www.lisbonweekendguild.com

www.golisbon.com/portugal/cities/sintra.html

parquesdesintra.pt/en/….UViuP3BBp0o

http://www.cm-sintra.pt/Itinerarios.aspx?ID=4

…cm-evora.pt/guiaturistico/…itinerary.htm

www.cp.pt/cp/displayPage.do…

http://www.rede-expressos.pt/

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4. Re: 5 Days in Portugal

All good advice. Would you do the whole of Australia in 5 days? I suspect not and size isn't everthing! To scratch the surface of all Portugal would require 4 weeks and many would prefer 4 months.

If you have 5 days stay in Cascais or Estoril and spend one/two days visiting Lisbon. The train takes 40 minutes into the city. Don't drive in Lisbon. Book a rental car for delivery at your hotel and go to Sintra. Sintra needs two days but if you have transport and get up early you can see a lot in one day.It's a UNESCO world heritage site and justifiably so. Evora is good, Obidos is good. But buy a michelin green guide before you arrive and decide which stunning monuments and towns you wish to visit. The roads North from Cascais are extremely good and not busy and you can really do some tourism. You can reasonably average 100kh per hour and cover some ground assuming you can read a map. Porto is too far and you won't have time. Every second will be precious, do plan your trip and you'll never forget it. The food and wine are good too..

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