9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

9 days in Lisbon & Azores Itinerary

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Lisbon

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 Belém Tower and Park and National Palace of Pena. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 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 · Parks · Beaches

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

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 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.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 4 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 · Wildlife

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.