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.
Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Furnas). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada tour itinerary maker.

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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in September, Porto is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) 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.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike Tours will get you outdoors. Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stop by Alfama, tour the water at your own pace with Lisbon by Boat, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker website.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 13th (Wed), 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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