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.
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. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ponta Delgada day trip planning app.

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. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ponta Delgada, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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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 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in May, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. Change things up with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Alfama, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning 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 May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 3rd (Sat), 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.