9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon
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Lisbon

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. 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 other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning website.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-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 fly to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Fill the 23rd (Sun) with unforgettable perspectives with a canyoning and rapelling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, experience rural life at Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.