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Slow travel Lisbon and ??? in Portugal in early Nov.--2 weeks

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This is an extremely last minute thought on our part, so I thought I'd ask some advice to help in making a decision. We've done lots of European travel but have never visited Portugal. We could go for about two weeks in the very end of Oct. into the first half of Nov. (last minute as I said). Unless I'm wrong, weather should be fairly nice, but days may be shorter (not sure of exactly how much daylight at this time of year).

I am wondering if anyone can give me a recommendation for Portugal with two weeks. One week in Lisbon and one week where??? Or, more time in Lisbon? We prefer renting an apartment or house and getting an in-depth feel of a place. The max time we have ever spent in any one locale was 11 days in Paris. We could have stayed longer there. So, how much time in Lisbon would be good?

We'd probably rent a car for a non-Lisbon portion of the trip but don't want to make it just a driving-around-to-hit-various-tourist-places type of trip. We'd prefer to settle in to some enjoyable locale for day trips or just enjoying the area. We enjoy the seaside for walking, walking and just observing everyday life, quaint and interesting locales, outdoorsy types of activities, history, architecture, visiting colorful markets etc. Tourist resorts are not our thing, and lesser-known or off-the-beaten-path places are right up our alley. We are not shoppers or super foodies who need to visit the latest and most trendy restaurants. In fact, when we have an apartment we typically visit the local markets and prepare (or reheat) many of our own meals.

Thanks much for any insights you can give me.

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