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: Newark
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  11​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada road trip website .

Newark, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Newark to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) 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, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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 14th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto day trip planner.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, Porto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Tours, #Nature, #Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

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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.
Relax by the water at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Nosso Tejo, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia da ursa
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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