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 in touch with nature at Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Ponta Delgada: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Furnas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada online visit planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect nights in Ponta Delgada to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Porto road trip app.

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 May, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Portugal Bike Tours and Praia de Carcavelos. Get some cultural insight at Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get a tailor-made plan with Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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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