10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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

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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 Praia de Santa Barbara. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online visit planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Porto road trip app.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Nature
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a tour by water with Lisbon by Boat, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in May: highs in Lisbon hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

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

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