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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Porto
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Lisbon
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 4 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada tour itinerary planning website.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Ponta Delgada is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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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.
On the 15th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porto vacation maker site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July since evenings lows in Porto dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, see the top attractions with Portugal Bike Tours, and tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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