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 a sense of the local culture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Furnas in Furnas (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

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Newark, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In September in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

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Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nosso Tejo and Lisbon by Boat. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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.