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7 days in portugal

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1. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 10y

i have seven days in portugal and will be travelling by trains and buses i guess. where should i go and what should i see?

i reckon lisbon is a definite... where else?

cheers

joey :)

2. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 10y

Joey,

I can tell you one thing, get a car. Portugal, at least in our experience, was perfect when it came to having your own ability to drive anywhere and everywhere. There is mass transportation, buses, taxis within the city of Lisboa (Lisbon), however, it can get time consuming and confusing if you don't speak the language.

In addition, having a car will allow you to travel to the south in a matter of 2 to 3 hours which you will have the ability to stop at several different locations.

A few places to go to that I know of that was worthwhile.

Cintra
Sesimbra
Lisboa
Evora
Albufera

Try the greenguide and Frommers Portugal guide book. They compliment each other very well.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

I took a great Route - Lisbon - Evora (the bone chapel is cool - altho the one in Czech is better) - the Algarve - its fantastic there - beaches, nightlife, scenery, history etc.

4. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 10y

Evora is a nice place. It's a fortified town that is very nice to make as a day trip. There are place within the fortified town that you can stay at but my wife and I didn't really stay. We stayed for some concert that was happening in the center of town, walked around the small cobblestone streets and went about our way back to Lisbon.

Cintra, on the other hand, is also a nice day trip. There is a famous palace there that you can go to on top of the mountains that is wonderful to see! It's the attraction at that location, however, not too busy. At the bottom of the mountain, you have many small shops along tiny tiny streets and small eating places where you can grab a glass of wine and a small meal. Very quaint and amazing.

As far as the Algarve, if you like beaches that's the place to go. I don't know when exactly the high season is, however, it is a touristy location. Regardless, worthwhile to see.

5. Posted by AART (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Allow at least three days to visit the Capital, Lisbon and the area... Cascais, Sintra, Estoril, their castles, churches, monasteries, parks... great and fabulous places.