10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Porto
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Lisbon
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 7:

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

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You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Alfama. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

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.