12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

12 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 4 nights
2
Porto
— 3 nights
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights

4
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. Step out of the city life by going to Portugal Bike and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, 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

Side Trip

Portugal Bike
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama

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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. 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

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, identify plant and animal life at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada itinerary maker.

You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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