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

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

3
days
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 Furnas. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada vacation planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in March: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 19°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

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Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas
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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

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Rio Douro.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Porto vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in March, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Lisbon.

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Portugal Bike and Lisbon by Boat. Step out of Lisbon to go to Carcavelos and see Praia de Carcavelos, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, race across the water with Pypas Cruises, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon tour planner.

You can take a train from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Portugal Bike, Praia de Carcavelos
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Pypas Cruises ©
Pypas Cruises
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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