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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— 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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. 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.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Porto — 1 night

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.
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.
Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Lisbon — 4 nights

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 Lisbon by Boat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Next up on the itinerary: visit Alfama, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and take a spin around town with Portugal Bike.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lisbon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
Side Trips
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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.