12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
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Porto
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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Lisbon

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Step out of the city life by going to Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Portugal Bike. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel planning site.

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Lisbon. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Lisbon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Historic Sites

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Douro River and Praia da Luz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Taylor's Port. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Fortress Sao Joao Baptista, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Porto trip maker.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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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.