18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

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18 days in Lisbon, Azores & Porto Itinerary

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
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 enjoy Belém Tower and Lisbon Oceanarium. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alfama and Jeronimos Monastery. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Cabo da Roca in Colares--about 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon journey planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Alfama ©
Alfama
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Kids will enjoy Natural Pool and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Vila Franca do Campo (Vila Franca Museum & Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo), Furnas (Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre, Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas, & more) and Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Santo Cristo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada day trip planning site .

Getting from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in June: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Horta.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Furnas, Sao Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo, Mosteiros, Ribeira Grande
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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 explore the striking landscape at Caldeira. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vulcão dos Capelinhos, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Scrimshaw.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta Delgada to Horta. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time 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. To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madalena trip itinerary app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madalena

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sao Roque do Pico, Pico
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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.
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Rua Santa Catarina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rio Douro will get you outdoors. Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online travel planner .

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. Traveling from Madalena in June, Porto is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
night
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then stroll through Lisbon Zoo, and then wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Lisbon Zoo ©
Lisbon Zoo
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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