14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

14 days in Lisbon, Portimao & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
— 6 nights
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Portimao
— 2 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
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Lisbon

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. 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. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip website.

Newark, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:

Portimao

— 2 nights
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 fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Portimao

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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.
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, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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 6 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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.