11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Porto
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Lisbon
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo and take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Boston to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Douro River and Praia da Luz. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, do a tasting at Taylor's Port, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and wander the streets of Rua Santa Catarina.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip maker website.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in November, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lisbon by Boat and Nosso Tejo. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.