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I've done some research [and the JulieDawnFox website is a big help] and right now this is the plan = fly into Lisbon and AP train to Faro. Stay in Faro for 3 days and rent. car on the last day to see things east of there which we haven't yet [via bus/train] then we have some options [see below] and then before we fly out of Lisbon we stay in Sintra for 4 days and use that area as a basis to look around W and NW [we've been to Nazare/Coimbra so generally south of there] - that leaves about 6-7 days in the middle - I'm thinking we'd find a base in the Sagres region and drive around in SW Portugal and then drive to Evora and stay in that area and drive around seeing things there. We may go up to Tomar, but can do that from the Sintra base. Does that make sense in general? My thought is to find something close to the ocean for the Sagres or Sintra times and something in the quiet hinterlands of Evora for that timeframe. Our main interest is visiting historical and cultural places and small villages etc. Not feeling rushed. Ideas or suggestions? Much thanks!!!