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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— 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 Lagoa do Fogo and Poca Da Dona Beija. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, and explore the activities along Furnas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada tour planning app.

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. 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 · 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 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 · Parks · Nature
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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 Portugal Bike Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. Change things up with a short trip to Praia de Carcavelos in Carcavelos (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, get outside with Lisbon by Boat, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder site.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Lisbon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) 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.