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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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 4 nights
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 outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Go for a jaunt from Ponta Delgada to Furnas to see Parque Terra Nostra about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada tour builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for slightly colder days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Porto

— 1 night

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 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto online day trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Alfama. Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

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.