Portugal and Southern Spain

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Jun 9th, 2016, 12:00 PM
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Portugal and Southern Spain

We are planning a 22 day trip in these two countries beginning in Lisbon and flying out of Madrid.

We like to make a mix of cities and smaller towns and have put beach time as well.

This is our preliminary itinerary and any suggestions would be welcome:

Lisbon 4 nights with side trip to Sintra
Obidos 1 night (arrive by train) or should we drive?
Coimbra 1 night (arrive by train) or should we drive?
Porto 2 nights (arrive by train) or should we drive
Evora 2 nights (train or drive?)
Seville 2 nights (train or drive?) - pick up car
Marbella or somewhere special of beach rest for 3 nights - probably with car
Granada - 2 nights - drop off car and take train
Madrid - 3 nights

Any comments welcome!

Thanks in advance
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Jun 9th, 2016, 06:02 PM
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I would never miss Cordoba - to me one of the most fascinating cities in Spain. I would have not trouble dropping Evora.

And you don't say when you are going - this is not a trip I would do in summer due to the tremendous heat.
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Jun 10th, 2016, 02:32 AM
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Thank. We are going from sept. 18 to Oct. 9th. Will chevk out Cordoba!
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Jun 10th, 2016, 02:40 AM
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Jun 10th, 2016, 04:45 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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Jun 10th, 2016, 07:07 AM
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I liked Evora a lot. I would drop Coimbra and Obidos this time. I would try to work in at least a few hours at Cordoba to see the Mezquita which is quite remarkable. Sevilla is worth more than 2 nights because there will be travel time involved and there are lots of things to see there.
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