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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— 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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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 8th (Mon): 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.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Expect little chillier evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
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Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, take a spin around town with Portugal Bike, and see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can 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. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
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.