10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Ponta Delgada ©
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 Poca Da Dona Beija. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Terra Nostra Gardens in Furnas--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, and Head underground at Gruta do Carvao.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada travel route tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Rio Douro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto day trip tool .

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Lisbon by Boat and Pypas Cruises will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Portugal Bike, Praia de Carcavelos
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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