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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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. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). There's much more to do: stroll through Praia de Santa Barbara, make a trip to Portas da Cidade, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada road trip website.

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 July, Ponta Delgada is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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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 16th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

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Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Porto when traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon day trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. On the 21st (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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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.