14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Get outdoors at Lagoa do Fogo and Praia de Santa Barbara. 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 look for all kinds of wild species at 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 11-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 travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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 Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. 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 the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, and look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

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

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 4.5 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 travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Visiting Praia da ursa and Nosso Tejo will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Praia Grande, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a tour by water with Lisbon by Boat, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Tours

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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.