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. 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 outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ponta Delgada planning app.

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. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can 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. 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 29th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Porto trip tool.

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 July, Porto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight 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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