10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5 h
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
End: Lisbon

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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder tool.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 1st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto day trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Tours Nature
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

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

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