I just wanted peoples opinions on my trip to Portugal. Two of us are heading there for 10 days at the start of September. We are flying into Porto and Flying home from Faro.
We kind of want to get the best mixed experience that we can- big cities, old fishing towns etc. We have a rough route in mind but I'd really appreciate any advice anyone has going! Originally we had intended to rent a car but now our budgets hav been severely cut and I don't think we can afford it. I'm currently trying to work out if it's possible to go to the places I want by train/bus and how expensive it would be. I'm also considering buying an interrail ticket for 8 flexi-days in the region but I've never inter-railed before so I'm unsure if it actually works out cheaper!
Day 1- Porto
Day 2- Coimbra/ Figueira de Foz
Day 3- Alcobaça
Day 4- Peniche
Day 5- Lisbon
Day 6- Setabul/Cascais
Day 7- Evora
Day 8- Portimao
Day 9- Albuferia/Faro
So really days 1,3 and 8 are set in stone and can't really be moved. THe rest however I'm very flexible with. A lot will depend on which places are actually possible to get to e.g. Sagres has been recommended to me but I'm not sure if we'll be able to get there as easily as somewhere like Evora.
So has anybody travelled Portugal by train/bus before?! Any hints or tips? Is there any site I simply can't miss in Portugal? The only one I have so far is the Capela dos Ossos in Evora.
All help, as ever, is much appreciated! Thanks boardsies!