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: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 30​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:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada online trip itinerary planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto trip website .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Porto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

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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.
Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Lisbon by Boat and Portugal Bike. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in August: highs in Lisbon hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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