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

— 4 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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija will get you outdoors. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada sightseeing planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Porto

— 2 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.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) 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 dos Ingleses. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

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Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 4.5 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Get in touch with nature at Praia da ursa and Sea Sky Portugal Charter. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Guincho Beach in Cascais--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, get outside with Lisbon by Boat, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

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 · Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

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.