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.
Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip site.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, then admire 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 4.5 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 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
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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.
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 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°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 · Transportation · Parks

Side Trips

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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.