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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Paz, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Porto.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Porto day trip planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Alfama, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation
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.