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 Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Take a break from Ponta Delgada with a short trip to Mosteiros Beach in Mosteiros, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Ribeira Grande, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Furnas, Mosteiros Beach, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike and Lisbon by Boat. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, approximately Carcavelos away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, choose your vessel at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip builder.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) 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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