14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Lisbon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Portimao
— 2 nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardim Zoologico, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon journey planner.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Lisbon is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Tres Castelos Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portimao holiday planning app.

You can drive from Lisbon to Portimao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Portimao can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Portimao

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Zoomarine Algarve
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Tres Castelos Beach ©
Tres Castelos Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lagoa do Fogo and Poca Da Dona Beija. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, relax in the rural setting at Arruda Pineapple Plantation, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Portimao to Ponta Delgada takes 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Portimao to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portimao in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Poca Da Dona Beija, Nossa Senhora da Paz, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Poca Da Dona Beija ©
Poca Da Dona Beija

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