Thanks to the generosity of contributors to this and other Portuguese forums and the wealth of information provided, I have put together an itinerary for our upcoming 12 day trip, Nov 26 - December 8. Since it's our first trip, I would like to ask for a reality check from experts and those who have visited before and request any suggestions.
11/26 - Arrive Lisbon @ 11 am
11/28 - Lisbon
11/29 - Lisbon and Cascais
11/30 - Leave Lisbon by car for Evora
12/1 & 12/2 - a combination of Santarem, Óbidos, Alcobaça, Batalha, Nazare - I've read here some of these can be done in a couple of hours, but we also don't want to rush, so we will play it by ear, I think.
12/8 - We depart for US from Porto.
I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions for changes. Thanks. Margarita