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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lagoa do Fogo and Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, explore the activities along Furnas, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada online itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

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 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

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.