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:  14​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:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
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 Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, look for all kinds of wild species at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada attractions planning website .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to 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

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 12th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Clerigos Tower, then contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Rio Douro.

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

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Alfama. Step out of the city life by going to Lisbon by Boat and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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