10 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

10 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

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10 days in Lisbon, South of Spain & Azores Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Lisbon at 60°F and lows at 45°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Granada takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Room Escape Games
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

1
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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 31st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then make a trip to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, and finally admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seville trip planning site .

Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Room Escape Games
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, then get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Parque Terra Nostra, explore the striking landscape at Poca Da Dona Beija, then appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, and finally make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Ponta Delgada takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seville to Ponta Delgada. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Seville in January, with lows around 55°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre
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Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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