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11 days in Portugal in April - thoughts on itinerary please!

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Hello everyone! We're a young couple planning a trip to Portugal in April and have the following plan for now -- appreciate any feedback/recommendations as well as help on some of my questions. Thanks in advance!

We love immersing in local culture, food, wine, hiking and the outdoors, some nightlife. Not huge on museums and history, but definitely wouldn't miss the "must sees" of a place. Arriving early AM in Lisbon on April 4 (Tues), departing early AM from Porto April 15 (Sat), so we'll have 11 full days to explore.

April 4 - 8: 4 nights in Lisbon, with a daytrip or overnight to Sintra. Any thoughts on if we should spend the night? Because we don't want to give up a night in Lisbon, we would have to take away one night elsewhere (see below, thinking Evora)

April 8 - 10: 2 nights in Evora. At this point, we don't plan on renting a car. Without a car, is 2 nights here too much? Should we spend just 1 here, and the other in Sintra, as mentioned above? Or are the surrounding towns worth getting a car? I've read about Monsaraz, Elvas, Vila Vicosa, Estremoz, Marvao, Castelo de Vide -- any recommendations? Can we do all in one day if we rent a car?

April 10: Nazare - 1 night. Again, worth getting a car? Obidos sounds nice. Also read about Fatima but people seem less enthused about that.

April 11: Coimbra - 1 night

April 12 - 15: Porto! I suppose if we rented a car, we would drive through Evora, Nazare, Coimbra to Porto and return the car here? We would love to do the Douro Valley wineries -- do we need a car for this? I've read about day trips to Regua and Pinhao, is this worth it or is overnight a must?

Again, thanks so much for your help in advance. I know I have a ton of questions!

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