10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 4 nights

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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 in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder site.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
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 3 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 fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
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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.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. There's lots more to do: visit Alfama, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. 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 · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

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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.