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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

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Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada. In September, daytime highs in Ponta Delgada are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to 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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porto journey site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 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 little chillier in Porto, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough 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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia de Carcavelos and Lisbon by Boat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

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 September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
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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.