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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— 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.
Get outdoors at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Poca Da Dona Beija. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada trip maker tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip maker site.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 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 May, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.
Wineries · Tours · Nature · Parks
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike and Praia de Carcavelos. Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.