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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Furnas). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada day trip website.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ponta Delgada can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to 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 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.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary site.

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. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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