11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Poca Da Dona Beija & Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada online travel route planner .

Boston, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in November, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer 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

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

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Porto

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.
Guides In Portugal and Clerigos Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Praia da Luz and Rio Douro will get you outdoors. Dedicate the 21st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, and stroll through Cais da Ribeira.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in November, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Porto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taylor's Port
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Praia da Luz ©
Praia da Luz

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Nosso Tejo and Lisbon by Boat. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Praia da ursa (in Sintra) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take a stroll through Alfama, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Praia da ursa, Guincho Beach
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Nosso Tejo ©
Nosso Tejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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