10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 1 night
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Lisbon
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Praia de Santa Barbara and Lagoa do Fogo will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Centro de Interpretacao da Cultura do Ananas. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Oficina - Museu (in Capelas) and Poca Da Dona Beija (in Furnas). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, and contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada journey website.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Oficina - Museu, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Poca Da Dona Beija
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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

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): steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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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 Castelo de S. Jorge. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, head outdoors with Lisbon by Boat, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit planning app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia da ursa
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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