12 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

12 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

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12 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder app.

Valletta, Malta to Lisbon is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valletta to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, get great views at Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, then look for gifts at Arrisca Experience, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, and finally get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa Verde / Lagoa das Sete Cidades and then relax in the rural setting at The Farm (by AMAGO).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada travel route builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Azores Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint, The Farm (by AMAGO)
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

4
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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Porto trip itinerary app.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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