Portugal is my favorite country and Lisbon is my favorite city in Europe. My second visit to the city confirmed it. I was also able to visit Lagos along the Southern coast and Porto, the capital of Northern Portugal. There is still so much to see in the country that I need to return.
Day 1: bus from Seville to Lagos, Portugal, walk/hike cliff side trails, overnight in Lagos
Day 2: bus to Lisbon, explore central neighborhoods, overnight in Lisbon
Day 3: visit Queluz National Palace, Belem, and LX Factory; overnight in Lisbon
Day 4: high-speed train to Porto, explore central neighborhoods, overnight in Porto
Day 5: explore riverfront areas and visit Bolsa Palace, overnight in Porto
Day 6: relax, explore Porto, late afternoon flight from Lisbon to EWR
TAP (economy): OPO-JFK
I used 30k United miles to cover the direct flight from Porto to Newark.
Holiday Inn Lisbon – moderate – 20k IHG points per night
Carvi Beach Hotel, Lagos – moderate
The Carvi Beach Hotel is located on the cliff above Priai Dona
bnapartments Trindade, Porto – moderate
Hotels were expensive in Porto, so I was glad to find this cheap apartment near Trindade metro station. The apartment was well located for walking around Porto or taking the metro.
Queluz National Palace
Street Art in Lisbon and Porto
Centro Cultural de Belem
Pinhao to Piedade cliff walk, Lagos
+ Quinta de Regaleira, Sintra
+ Praia da Ursa
+ Sintra Palace