10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

10 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Portugal attractions planner
Make it your trip
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mosteiros Beach and Praia de Santa Barbara. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Igreja do Divino Espirito Santo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Poca Da Dona Beija (in Furnas) and Igreja de Sao Nicolau (in Sete Cidades). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New York City to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach 75°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and then explore the activities along Douro River.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Porto, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Lisbon — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Carmo Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lisbon fast, fun, and easy.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in July: highs in Lisbon hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

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.