10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada day trip planning website.

Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). 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

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
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 · Nature · Parks
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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.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. There's lots more to do: visit Alfama, pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike Tours, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. 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.