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

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 Lagoa do Fogo. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's much more to do: get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, explore the activities along Furnas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Boston, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Porto

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 Taylor's Port. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, and take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. 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

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Lisbon

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 in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Alfama.

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.