11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 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. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Ponta Delgada side-trips: Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra & Poca Da Dona Beija). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia de Santa Barbara, Head underground at Gruta do Carvao, contemplate the waterfront views at Furnas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder site.

Orlando, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Ponta Delgada hover around 72°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (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. 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 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally explore the activities along Douro River. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ponta Delgada in October since evenings lows in Porto dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 Praia da ursa and Lisbon by Boat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Pedal the day away on the 30th (Sun) with Portugal Bike Tours. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, stop by Bairro Alto, shop like a local with Rossio Square, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Azores travel guide

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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.
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