18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  10 h
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Horta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Madalena
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
5
Porto
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Lisbon
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Change things up with a short trip to Cabo da Roca in Colares (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Alfama.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Philadelphia in June, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mosteiros Beach and Piscinas Naturais. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades, Ribeira Grande
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Horta

Horta ©
Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro de Castelo Branco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Horta trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Horta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Horta are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Horta

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Faial Island, Piscinas Naturais do Varadouro
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Caldeira ©
Caldeira
Vulcão dos Capelinhos ©
Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Praia do Porto Pim ©
Praia do Porto Pim

2
nights
Madalena

Madalena ©
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madalena trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Horta to Madalena in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sao Roque do Pico, Pico
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Gruta das Torres ©
Gruta das Torres
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico) ©
Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)
Museu da Industria Baleeira ©
Museu da Industria Baleeira

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's more to do: explore the activities along Douro River and take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madalena to Porto. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madalena to Porto due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Madalena in June since evenings lows in Porto dip to 57°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Douro River ©
Douro River

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
On the 26th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, thenget to know the resident critters at Jardim Zoologico, and then stop by Bairro Alto.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Jardim Zoologico ©
Jardim Zoologico
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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