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.
Get in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, don't miss a visit to Portas da Cidade, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly 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 14th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July since evenings lows in Porto dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can 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.
Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Belém Tower, and choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online journey maker.

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 85°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
Side Trips
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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.