10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia da ursa and Nosso Tejo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Praia do Magoito (in Sintra) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Porto

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Douro River and Praia do Carneiro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

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You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. Traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.