12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Philadelphia
Fly:
15​h 30​min
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:
4​h 30​min
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:
2​h 45​min
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:
10​h 45​min
Philadelphia

3
days
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 in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip generator.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ponta Delgada, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Lagoa do Fogo
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Lagoa do Fogo
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija

3
days
Porto

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.
Get in touch with nature at Rio Douro and Praia da Luz. Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Clerigos Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de D. Luis, take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Porto tour planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. April in Porto sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Sightseeing Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Praia da Luz

3
days
Lisbon

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alfama and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Nazare and Portugal Bike. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Sao Jorge, and pause for some photo ops at Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip generator.

Do a combination of train and flight from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Sightseeing Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia da Nazare, Portugal Bike
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Alfama
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge

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