11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal trip maker

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada tour planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Palacio da Bolsa and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Douro River and Praia do Carneiro. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, get outside with Praia dos Ingleses, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Porto trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, Porto is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Douro River ©
Douro River
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.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get in touch with nature at Praia da ursa and Lisbon by Boat. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Guincho Beach in Cascais--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, get outside with Sea Sky Portugal Charter, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon route website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in September, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia da ursa
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

Similar Plans

13 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Canary Islands, Madeira Islands & Azores BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Barcelona, Marrakech & Lisbon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Azores BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS April, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems Preferences: April, outdoors, relaxing Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: September, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 9 days in Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Azores BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Azores BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans