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Aug 16th, 2016, 08:57 AM
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Is this a feasible Portugal Itinerary?

Me and my husband plan to go to Portugal for 13 days in the beginning of October. We will rent a car for whole trip. We don’t like crowded and noisy places. Some time on the beach will be fine, but not too much. We like nature, beautiful buildings and small lovely towns. For us Madeira is the most beautiful place in the world (except our hometown.
Coimbra is as a day trip form Porto (instead Obidos) cause we want to take historic train in Douro Valley and need to be in Porto the day before.

Is this itinerary possible to do without much rush? Maybe we can change something to make it more suitable for us? Does it make sense to go to Peneda Geres park for 1 day only?

Thank you.

13 days itinerary – Portugal

day 0 – flight from Warsaw to Lisbon
stay in Sintra - 4 nights
day 1 – Lisbon
day 2 – Lisbon
day 3 – Sintra
day 4 – half day Lisbon, Cabo di Roca, Boca di Inferno, transfer to Setubal

stay near Setubal - 2 nights
day 5 – hiking Arabiada Natural Park, beach
day 6 – Setubal, Cabo Espichel, beach, transfer to Obidos

stay near Obidos – 2 nights
day 7 – Batalha, Alcobaca, Obidos
day 8 - Castelo de Almourol, Tomar, transfer to Porto

stay in Porto – 5 nights
day 9 – Douro Valley
day 10 – Coimbra, Mata Nacional do Bussaco (old forest)
day 11 – hiking Peneda Geres park or Minho Region (Braga, Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima)
day 12 – Porto
day 13 – Porto half day, flight to Warsaw
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Aug 16th, 2016, 09:20 AM
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We traveled through northern Portugal a few years ago. You might be interested in my trip report; click on my name to find it.
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Aug 16th, 2016, 09:34 AM
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Looks good !
we did something very similar (less hiking due to less time).
I'm jealous that you stay in Obidos, we made the mistake of not doing it. There are some rooms in old castles/manors (there is a name for it) if you can get a room go for it !

We traveled along the Douro with our own (rented) car, very easy and stopped to visit Matteus Castle, we liked it quite a lot.

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