9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
Lisbon
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nosso Tejo and Praia da ursa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Jeronimos Monastery. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon planning website .

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Boston to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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 in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Terra Nostra Gardens & Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, take in the natural beauty of Caldeira Velha, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Ribeira Grande, Furnas, 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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