11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Porto
— 3 nights
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Lisbon
— 3 nights

4
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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 Mosteiros Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Santa Barbara and Piscinas Naturais. Spend the 24th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. 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, Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, 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

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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 Palacio da Bolsa. 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, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, and take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira.

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 4.5 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)
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

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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 Lisbon by Boat. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. 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, wander the streets of Alfama, admire the local landmark of Rossio Square, and make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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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