13 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

13 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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13 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia

5
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 Praia de Santa Barbara. Venture out of the city with trips to Furnas (Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre, Terra Nostra Gardens, & more). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro de Santa Iria, and identify plant and animal life at Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada travel route planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Ponta Delgada at 75°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Pedras Negras Viewpoint, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia do Carneiro and Praia dos Ingleses. We've included these beaches for you: Mindelo Beach and Praia de Lavadores. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Rio Douro, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Augusto's, Mindelo Beach
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia da ursa, tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, and finally wander the streets of Alfama.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planner .

You can take a train from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Porto in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama

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