10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
2
Porto
— 1 night
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights

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 outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip maker tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

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Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike and Lisbon by Boat. Belém Tower and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, approximately Carcavelos away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, tour the water at your own pace with Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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