14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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

4
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. 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). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Furnas, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, Nossa Senhora da Paz
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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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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mindelo Beach and Praia de Lavadores. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in the waterfront activity at Cais da Ribeira, stop by Livraria Lello, and contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Porto online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, Porto is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mindelo Beach
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Mindelo Beach ©
Mindelo Beach
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Lisbon

Lisbon ©
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 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 Nosso Tejo, 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

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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