10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao. Change things up with a short trip to Furnas in Furnas (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, and kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara.

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Lisbon to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Ponta Delgada are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to 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.
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.

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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.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
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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 Portugal Bike 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, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

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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.
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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.