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 :)