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Help planning 9 Day trip through southern Portugal and Spain

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In mid-April, my girlfriend and I will be flying into/out of Lisbon for a 9 day trip. I have never been to Portugal or Spain(other than Madrid/Barcelona), but she studied abroad in Granada and traveled throughout southern Spain.

This is our rough itinerary, detailed below:

As of now, our plan looks something like this, but it is flexible:
Day 1) Arrive in Lisbon. Explore and stay overnight for 1 night.
Day 2) Pick up rental car in Lisbon and drive south. Stop along southern coast of Portugal somewhere. Either for a night(perhaps Tavira) or for lunch on our way to Seville. Stay in either Tavira or Seville.
Days 3-7) TBD. Ideas include Granada, Seville, Cordoba, and a night at an agriturismo. Day trip ideas include the Eastern Coast of Spain for a hike, hiking in the Sierra Nevadas, and a bike ride somewhere. We're looking for ideas here though. Definitely want to take in the sights of Semana Santa, as we'll be in Andalucia for it.
Day 8) Travel back to Lisbon, likely from Cordoba. Travel through the center of Portugal rather than along the coast again, possibly stopping in Evora for lunch/to explore. Sleep in Lisbon
Day 9) Fly out of Lisbon at 12:45 PM, so basically first thing in the morning.

My girlfriend and I are active young people who love to explore a mix of cities and countryside while eating lots of delicious food. In particular, I love bakeries, but will honestly eat anything. I have never tried Bacalhau, and am looking for a great place to try it in.

For lodging, we're looking for small places to rent that are comfortable, but don't need to be spacious. A pool/outdoor space would be nice, but may not be as useful in mid-April. We'd like a fully equipped rental so that we can bring back fresh food from local markets to cook for some of our meals. We're looking in the price range of $60-100 per night for 2 people.

Based on this proposed itinerary and your experiences in these regions, does anyone have any recommendations for us? Thanks for your help!

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