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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip builder site .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ponta Delgada, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande
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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

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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 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Porto are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Tours, #Nature, #Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

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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 Belém Tower and Alfama. Visiting Lisbon by Boat and Praia de Carcavelos will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and see Pypas Cruises.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

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

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