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.
Take a break from the city and head to 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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada road trip planning 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 June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, then get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks
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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.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, choose your vessel at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and head outdoors with Lisbon by Boat.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

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.