12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h
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: Chicago

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Natural Pool. Nossa Senhora da Paz and Sao Nicolau Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre (in Furnas) and Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo (in Vila Franca do Campo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary website .

Chicago, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ponta Delgada is 5 hours. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for slightly colder days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mosteiros, Vila Franca do Campo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Luz and Rio Douro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Clerigos Tower. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Time to Western European Time is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Porto are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia da Nazare and Lisbon by Boat. Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and catch all the local highlights with Portugal Bike.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in June: highs in Lisbon hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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