11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Belém Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, then choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural da Arrabida.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon tour builder website .

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Praia de Carcavelos, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro and Praia da Costa Nova. Do some cultural sightseeing at University of Coimbra and Portugal dos Pequenitos. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach) (in Figueira da Foz) and Coimbra (Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), & more).

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Porto is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coimbra, Praia da Figueira (Figueira Beach), Praia da Costa Nova, Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro
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Praia da Costa Nova ©
Praia da Costa Nova
University of Coimbra ©
University of Coimbra
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz ©
Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz

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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.
Visit Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Scuba & Snorkeling for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Venture out of the city with trips to Mosteiros (Mosteiros Beach & Piscinas Naturais) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Porto in August, with lows around 65°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach

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