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A good base?

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A good base?

My husband and I, (in our 50s) will be in Portugal in June and intend driving from the Algarve to the Lisbon area for 3 nights. We will be driving back to Faro the day of our departure so intend just going for it on the motorway. Is it best to do the same on our way up or is it worth doing any other route, - without loosing too much time? We would ideally like to base ourselves in one place and explore around Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra etc. Are we better to stay in Lisbon or in one of the other centres? Any other places of particular interest?

Any recommendations appreciated :)

Many thanks,

Eils

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1. Re: A good base?

"Lisbon area for 3 nights" - stay in Lisboa, choose an hotel with parking and use your car only if you want to explore Cascais/Sintra areas at your own pace, explore the coast between Sintra and Cascais (going to Cabo da Roca, etc).

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3. Re: A good base?

Thank you both so much, loads of info there so I will browse through it shortly.

I suppose my main dilemma is that I cant decide if we are better to base ourselves in Lisbon and see the city one day and travel out or to base ourselves outside somewhere and travel into Lisbon for a day. Our time is pretty short I guess so maybe it doesn't make much difference. Basically I wonder is there more to see in the city or touring outside? City visists are always nice but we would spend more time sightseeing than museums etc, specially at this time of year. And night time might be better in the city?

Thanks guys

Regards

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5. Re: A good base?

Thanks a million, its great to get feedback.

How about some restaurant recommendations?

Regards

Eileen

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