10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
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Porto
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo dos Mouros, then kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, and then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Lisbon is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Miramar and Douro River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and take an exotic tour of Oporto Buggy Adventure.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porto route planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lagoa do Fogo and Praia de Santa Barbara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Caldeiras Vulcânicas, Parque Terra Nostra, &more). Spend the 16th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip builder website.

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. October in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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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.