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.
Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas. Go for a jaunt from Ponta Delgada to Furnas to see Parque Terra Nostra about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and stroll through Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

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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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porto road trip planning site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly 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 Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours and Lisbon by Boat. Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lisbon to go to Carcavelos and see Praia de Carcavelos, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and pedal to the sights with Portugal Bike Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) 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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