10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Porto
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Lisbon
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa do Fogo and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada road trip site.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Porto

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Porto, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Visiting Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. Step out of Lisbon to go to Carcavelos and see Praia de Carcavelos, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and see the top attractions with Portugal Bike.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon visit planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks

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Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.