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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. Take a break from Ponta Delgada with a short trip to Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada route tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. September in Ponta Delgada sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
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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 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip builder website.

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. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Porto, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.
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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.
Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike Tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, head outdoors with Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planning app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) 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.
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