14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

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14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Portimao
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Newark

6
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Bring the kids along to Belém Tower and Lisbon Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Lisbon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
nights
Portimao

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 11th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tres Castelos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portimao trip planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Portimao sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Portimao

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park
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Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park ©
Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

4
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Environmental Interpretation Centre of Caldeira Velha make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Poca Da Dona Beija, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Portimao to Ponta Delgada takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Portimao, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Nossa Senhora da Paz, Poca Da Dona Beija
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Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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