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

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 Praia de Santa Barbara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online road trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas
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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

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 7th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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