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

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 Caldeira das Sete Cidades will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ponta Delgada, use our trip itinerary maker.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 19°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Porto

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.
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 · Parks · Nature
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

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 Alfama 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: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, 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 · 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.