10 days in Lisbon, Porto & Azores Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 2 nights


Lisbon — 3 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 Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Alfama. Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Praia do Magoito in Sintra--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, choose your vessel at Nosso Tejo, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

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New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto — 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Get outdoors at Douro River and Praia do Carneiro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos.

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Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ponta Delgada.
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 2 nights

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Paz.

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You can fly from Porto to Ponta Delgada in 3 hours. Traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.