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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Furnas). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in April since evenings lows in Ponta Delgada dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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.
On the 15th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Porto trip builder site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) 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.
Visiting Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Portugal Bike Tours will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Carcavelos to see Praia de Carcavelos about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Alfama, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation
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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.