11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

11 days in Azores, Porto & Lisbon Itinerary

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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nossa Senhora da Paz and Igreja do Santo Cristo. Step out of the city life by going to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Praia de Santa Barbara. When in Ponta Delgada, make a side trip to see Poca Da Dona Beija in Furnas, approximately Furnas away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Boca do Inferno.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Boston to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Ponta Delgada: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Porto — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Douro River and Praia da Luz. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, do a tasting at Taylor's Port, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rua Santa Catarina.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip maker website.

Getting from Ponta Delgada to Porto by flight takes about 3 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in November, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors
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Lisbon — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Guincho Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lisbon by Boat and Nosso Tejo. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Alfama, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Lisbon sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.