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

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 outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Spend the 28th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

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Chicago, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ponta Delgada is 5 hours. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Porto

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Lisbon

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Visiting Portugal Bike and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, head outdoors with Lisbon by Boat, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for 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.