10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 4 nights

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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.
Visiting Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada day trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in March: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto travel planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in March, Porto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Portugal Bike. Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

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

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