12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 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

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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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Mosteiros Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Praia de Santa Barbara and Piscinas Naturais. Venture out of the city with trips to Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas (in Furnas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Ponta Delgada is 5 hours. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 61°F at night. 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

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Sete Cidades, Vila Franca do Campo
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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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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 Museu Serralves. Visiting Douro River and Praia da Luz will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, contemplate the long history of Fortress Sao Joao Baptista, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up 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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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da Nazare and Portugal Bike. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel tool.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 · 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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