We are planning a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra around Jan. 2-4, 2014 and are curious to know about the weather and hours of operation during this time. Are most of the sites open?
We are considering renting a car from Lisbon so we can easily see Sintra and nearby towns like Cascais. Is it easy to travel to and from Pena/Quinta de Regaleira/ Moors Castle/ National Palace by car or do you recommend parking the car in town and taking busses? Is there convenient parking at all of these sites?