Portugal for 8-10 days in October

Old Feb 22nd, 2018, 05:12 AM
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Portugal for 8-10 days in October

Hoping some travellers might be able to throw around some itinerary ideas for 8-10 days travel through Portugal without a car (will rely on bus and train). I will be travelling alone and am a big foodie.
Feel free to post any ideas......
If Portugal is too much of a rush, was thinking the south of France for the same period. Any ideas???
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Old Feb 22nd, 2018, 07:10 AM
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Lisbon - Coimbra - Porto by train. Or just Lisbon - Porto with day trips. Fly into Lisbon and out of Porto or vice versa.

For train travel in Europe in general and Portugal in particular see https://www.seat61.com/
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Old Feb 22nd, 2018, 01:21 PM
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Yup what thursdayds says - Lisbon to Porto - do a day trip from Lisbon to nearby Sintra, for royal castles. Trains are good on that main line - no time for more than that. I enjoyed Porto as much as Lisbon but others do not. Yes for trains www.cp.pt - Portugeuse Railways; www.seat61.com - general train info and where to go by them - www.ricksteves.com and BETS-European Rail Experts.

I'd do 6 days in Lisbon - can do day trips to other places like Evora - and 4 nights in Porto- some nice day trips easy by train - research Guimares and Braga - about an hourby train and each really neat.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2018, 09:15 AM
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If looking for nice seaside old town between Lisbon and Porto check out Figuera de Foz! Coimbra too as thrusdayds says is worth a stop or an overnight =- especially to see its ancient university area and library area.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2018, 04:33 AM
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Any suggestions on where to stay in both Lisbon and Porto?
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Old Mar 2nd, 2018, 05:55 AM
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Budget? In USD or euro.
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