10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada journey builder website .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Furnas, Oficina - Museu, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in August since evenings lows in Porto dip to 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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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Visiting Nosso Tejo and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel route builder .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia da ursa
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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