11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online trip builder .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara

2
nights
Porto

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia do Carneiro and Rio Douro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Clerigos Tower. The adventure continues: stroll through Praia dos Ingleses, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Relax by the water at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Nosso Tejo, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and choose your vessel at Sea Sky Portugal Charter.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia da ursa
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

Similar Plans

14 days in Azores BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Azores BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Azores BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Azores BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Azores BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Azores BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Azores BY A USER FROM POLAND March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM POLAND March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans