10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
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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 Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, and make a trip to Portas da Cidade.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada road trip planning site.

Philadelphia, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ponta Delgada is 4 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 61°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Porto takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Praia de Carcavelos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Carmo Archaeological Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Alfama, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.