10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11 h 15 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 30 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Igreja Matriz Ribeira Grande. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Poca Da Dona Beija (in Furnas). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Washington DC to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
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 5.5 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 Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

4
nights
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 Belém Tower. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, approximately Carcavelos away. Next up on the itinerary: visit Alfama, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. 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 Parks

Side Trips

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

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