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

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.
Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja Matriz Ribeira Grande are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas) and Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros). Spend the 14th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary app .

Washington DC, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Ponta Delgada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

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Side Trips

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

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.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porto route planner .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in October since evenings lows in Porto dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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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 Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, take a spin around town with Portugal Bike, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. 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

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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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