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

— 4 nights
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 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 lots more to do: stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, get great views at Miradouro de Santa Iria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Porto

— 1 night

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): 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 3 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 catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama. 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, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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 2.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.