Porto to Lisbon over 5D/4N car rental

Feb 26th, 2018, 10:34 PM
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Porto to Lisbon over 5D/4N car rental

I am leaning toward renting a car from Porto to Lisbon.
I have the following itinerary as a starting point but looking for input and ideas. If I took off Marvao the flow is better as I could drop the car in Lisbon on Day 8 afternoon and take the train to Evora. I am staying in Almada so coming back from Evora by train would be very convenient. If I dropped Marvao then where would it be best to spend this night?
Would it be better to pickup in Porto downtown or the airport? Takes time to get to the airport but concerned about driving in Downtown Porto at 8am
Day 1, Mo Apr 9 (arrive evening) Porto (night Porto)
Day 2: Tu Apr 10 Porto (night Porto)
Day 3: We Apr 11 Porto (night Porto)
Day trip Guimaraes
Day 4: Th Apr 12 Porto (night Porto)
Day 5: Fr Apr 13 (Porto to Coimbra, night Coimbra)
Aveiro
Mata Nacional do Bušaco
Roman Ruins of Conimbriga and Coimbra
Day 6: Sa Apr 14 (Coimbra to Obidos, night Obidos)
Batalha and Alcobaca Monasteries
Day 7: Su Apr 15 (Obidos to Marvao, night Marvao)
Tomar
Almourol Castle
Day 8: Mo Apr 16 (Marvao to Evora, night Evora)
Monsaraz
Day 9: Tu Apr 17 (Evora to Lisbon, night Lisbon)
Evora, Almendres Cromlech (Monoliths) on way to Lisbon (if have time)
Day 10: We Apr 18 (night Lisbon)
Day 11: Th Apr 19 (night Lisbon)
Day trip to Sintra
Day 12: Fr Apr 20 (night Lisbon)
Day 13: Sa Apr 21 Fly home 6:25pm
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Feb 27th, 2018, 10:17 AM
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I wrote a report on our trip to Portugal which is longer than yours. But the section starting in Coimbra might interest you: Trip Report: Portugal and Galicia, June 2006
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Feb 27th, 2018, 01:39 PM
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Consider hitting Batalha Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site not far south of Porto en route to Coimbra?

https://www.google.com/search?q=bata...w=1708&bih=838
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Feb 27th, 2018, 03:18 PM
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Oops - you already have Batalha and yes best after Coimbra -sorry for mistake.
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