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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Porto
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Lisbon
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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. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Igreja do Santo Cristo and Oficina - Museu. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacao da Cultura do Ananas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and get great views at Miradouro da Boca do Inferno.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada journey website.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, and then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip maker site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 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 August, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Step out of the city life by going to Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Alfama, get outside with Lisbon by Boat, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Azores travel guide

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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.