10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Oficina - Museu. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao da Cultura do Ananas.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up 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, Poca Da Dona Beija, Nossa Senhora da Paz, Oficina - Museu
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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

1
night
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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker site.

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

Nature Parks 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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Lisbon by Boat. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Cascais to see Guincho Beach about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. 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
Alfama ©
Alfama
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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