9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Boston

2
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Nosso Tejo. Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Lisbon. Traveling from Boston in September, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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