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Oct 4th, 2016, 09:46 AM
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Portugal in January

My girlfriend and I are looking to take a 7/8 day trip to Portugal in January. The idea right now is to spend half the time in Lisbon and the other half in the Algarve. We are in our 20's and looking for authentic/local cuisine, good natural scenery, and historic sights. Of course we'll be throwing in a few bars into that mix.
Is this a good plan? I am wondering if there is anything or any place specific that anyone would recommend or change. Looking for suggestions and recommendations.

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Oct 4th, 2016, 10:20 AM
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Just don't expect it to be warm. It's winter and will be chilly if not downright cold ! No swimming in the Algarve. The water there is the Atlantic Ocean.
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Oct 4th, 2016, 11:34 AM
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I have always got the feeling that it will be very quite on the beach and that golfing would be the main activity.
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Oct 4th, 2016, 11:37 AM
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We spent two weeks in Portugal over New Years a few years ago. It was mild weather, we both had sweaters and jackets on. It was also quite rainy. The thing we noticed the most was the lack of tourists and things being closed outside of Lisbon.

We enjoyed Lisbon and Sintra a lot!

You can get an idea from our pics here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pug_gi...57636734183955

We haven't been to the Algarve.
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Oct 4th, 2016, 12:38 PM
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Awesome thanks! Yeah, we do not plan on swimming, but with some layers on we won't mind being outside. I guess a concern of mine is whether the Algarve is worth it outside the tourist season. And I will definitely be taking a look at those pictures.

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