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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel— 4 nights
Porto— 1 night
Lisbon— 4 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and explore the activities along Furnas.
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Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.
Things to do in Ponta Delgada
Parks, Nature, Beaches, Sightseeing
SIDE TRIPS : Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande
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Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Clerigos Tower, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Rio Douro.
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You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. June in Porto sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.
Things to do in Porto
Tours, Parks, Nature, Sightseeing
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City of Seven Hills
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alfama and Belém Tower. Take a break from the city and head to Pypas Cruises and Portugal Bike. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carmo Convent.
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You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lisbon are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Lisbon
Sightseeing, Parks, Tours, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Portugal Bike, Praia de Carcavelos
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