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

Lisbon
Fly:  5​h
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Porto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Lisbon

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo, identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada travel itinerary planner.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

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Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

1
day
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 1st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time (AZOT) to Western European Time (WET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, Porto is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lisbon.

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

3
days
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get outdoors at Portugal Bike and Pypas Cruises. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take a stroll through Alfama, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Praia de Carcavelos, Portugal Bike
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Pypas Cruises ©
Pypas Cruises
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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