12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

12 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Porto
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Lisbon
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 4 nights
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 Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Porto

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos. Visiting Douro River and Praia da Luz will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, get a taste of the local shopping with Rua Santa Catarina, and do a tasting at Taylor's Port.

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You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

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Lisbon

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike and Praia da Nazare. Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, head outdoors with Lisbon by Boat, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

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Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.