12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa do Fogo and Poca Da Dona Beija. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, Ponta Delgada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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 Douro River and Praia da Luz. Get some cultural insight at Palacio da Bolsa and Museu Serralves. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto visit planning app.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. April in Porto sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Nazare and Lisbon by Boat. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, and take a spin around town with Portugal Bike.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Praia da Nazare, Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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