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 in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada online driving holiday planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Philadelphia in April, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 17th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porto road trip app.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Porto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Step out of the city life by going to Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike Tours.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (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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