10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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— 1 night
— 4 nights


Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa do Fogo and Poca Da Dona Beija. Take a break from Ponta Delgada with a short trip to Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Furnas, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada road trip site.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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Porto — 1 night

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Porto, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.
Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Lisbon — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Visiting Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Praia de Carcavelos will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
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Azores travel guide

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.