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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia de Santa Barbara and Mosteiros Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Nossa Senhora da Paz. Take a break from Ponta Delgada with a short trip to Igreja de Sao Nicolau in Sete Cidades, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno.

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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. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Ponta Delgada to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can 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.
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.

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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.
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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.
Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Portugal Bike Tours. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), wander the streets of Alfama, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

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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.
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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.