11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Sao Miguel Itinerary

11 days in Lisbon, Porto & Sao Miguel Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 2 nights
2
Porto
— 3 nights
3
Furnas
— 2 nights
4
Sete Cidades
— 1 night

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 Castelo dos Mouros. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Park and National Palace of Pena are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Cabo da Roca in Colares (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Rossio Square, and visit Bairro Alto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bom Jesus do Monte and Graham's Port Lodge. Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Palacio da Bolsa will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Porto with a short trip to Santuario de Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo, about 1h 15 min away. Dedicate the 27th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Taylor's Port, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Bom Jesus do Monte, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

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Furnas

Furnas ©
Escape the urban bustle at Poca Da Dona Beija and Lagoa das Furnas. Get some cultural insight at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Furnas trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Furnas in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Furnas. Traveling from Porto in May, Furnas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Salto do Prego, Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, Viewpoint of Ponta da Madrugada
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Caldeiras Vulcânicas ©
Caldeiras Vulcânicas
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija
Parque Terra Nostra ©
Parque Terra Nostra

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Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades ©
On the 1st (Sat), explore the activities along Piscinas Naturais, enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Viewpoint of the Ridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sete Cidades route planning website.

You can drive from Furnas to Sete Cidades in 1.5 hours. In May in Sete Cidades, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sete Cidades

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Sao Miguel
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Viewpoint of the Ridge ©
Viewpoint of the Ridge

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