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: Porto
Fly + Bus:  5 h
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
End: Lisbon

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas. Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija), Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros) and Praia Calhau D'Areia (in Ribeira Grande). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online vacation planner.

Porto to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Ponta Delgada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

2
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Pocas Vinhos. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Porto trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time to Western European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Pocas Vinhos
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Pocas Vinhos ©
Pocas Vinhos
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Praia da ursa and Praia da Nazare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, get a new perspective on things with Lisbon by Boat, and see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da ursa, Praia da Nazare
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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