10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  11 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Poca Da Dona Beija (in Furnas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New York City to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Sete Cidades, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Nature Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Douro River ©
Douro River

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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.
Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

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

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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