10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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 outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, and stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Poca Da Dona Beija, 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
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

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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.
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.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by combination of bus and flight takes about 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

Tours Nature Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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 some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Alfama. Visiting Portugal Bike and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

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

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