12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 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:  17 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Piscinas Naturais. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Mosteiros, Nossa Senhora da Paz, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Douro River and Praia da Luz. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio da Bolsa and Graham's Port Lodge. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, do a tasting at Taylor's Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Alfama. Escape the urban bustle at Portugal Bike and Praia da Nazare. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) 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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