14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Porto
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Lisbon
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Get outdoors at Lagoa do Fogo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Furnas, take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada tour builder site.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in July; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach 75°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Porto

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves. Relax by the water at Mindelo Beach and Praia de Lavadores. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, and contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

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.
Visiting Praia da ursa and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Praia Grande, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Alfama, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Azores travel guide

4.5
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.