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.
Visiting Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Furnas will get you outdoors. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Parque Terra Nostra in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Santa Barbara, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Carvao, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada online holiday planner.

Orlando, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Orlando to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone 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.
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 Alfama. 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: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, visit Bairro Alto, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip maker app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow 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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