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: New York City
Fly:  9​h 45​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:  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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Igreja do Divino Espirito Santo (in Ribeira Grande), Furnas (Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre & Poca Da Dona Beija) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). There's still lots to do: stroll through Mosteiros Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. In July, Ponta Delgada is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F. Finish 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, Furnas, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros Beach
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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 7th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto journey site .

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time (AZOT) to Western European Time (WET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder 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

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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

4
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Lisbon by Boat. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a spin around town with Portugal Bike, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel route tool .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 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 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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