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. 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 a sense of the local culture at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada itinerary site.

Newark, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Newark to Ponta Delgada. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planning app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.