14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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14 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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

4
days
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. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada tour 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. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to 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
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. Do some cultural sightseeing at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Museu Serralves. Change things up with a short trip to Mindelo Beach in Mindelo (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia dos Ingleses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, and take in panoramic vistas at Clerigos Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porto journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Porto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

4
days
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Praia da ursa and Praia Grande for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Nosso Tejo, wander the streets of Alfama, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon attractions site .

Traveling by train from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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