10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
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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 · Outdoors

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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 Oporto Buggy Adventure and Douro River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). There's still lots to do: stroll through Praia de Miramar, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 Caldeiras Vulcânicas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Spend the 16th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada day trip app.

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for 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.