10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 4 nights
— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. Explore Ponta Delgada's surroundings by going to Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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. 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.
Wineries · Tours · 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. Visiting Praia de Carcavelos and Lisbon by Boat will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
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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.