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:  15​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia

4
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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 Furnas will get you outdoors. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip site .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-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. In July, Ponta Delgada is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planning app .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Nature Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alfama and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Carcavelos to see Praia de Carcavelos about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Belém Tower, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planner .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Side Trips

Praia de Carcavelos, Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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