11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Step out of Ponta Delgada with an excursion to Piscinas Naturais in Mosteiros--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada tour itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Ponta Delgada is 5 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Graham's Port Lodge. Get outdoors at Douro River and Praia da Luz. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia da ursa and Nosso Tejo. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Rossio Square. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Cabo da Roca in Colares, approximately Colares away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Praia da ursa
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

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