12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Porto
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Lisbon
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
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.
Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Paz, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada holiday maker tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in November; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach 22°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Poca Da Dona Beija, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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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

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 Wine Tours & Tastings and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Step out of the city life by going to Douro River and Praia da Luz. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto day trip planning tool.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
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.
Visiting Praia da ursa and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Guincho Beach in Cascais, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, and take a tour by water with Lisbon by Boat.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Guincho Beach, Praia da ursa
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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