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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porto vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in August since evenings lows in Porto dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get outdoors at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Portugal Bike Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Azores travel guide

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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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