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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

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

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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.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa 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, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

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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

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get in touch with nature at Praia da ursa and Nosso Tejo. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Guincho Beach in Cascais--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit Alfama, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, get outside with Sea Sky Portugal Charter, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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 · Beaches

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.