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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Igreja de Santa Ana. We've included these beaches for you: Piscinas Naturais and Mosteiros Beach. Step out of Ponta Delgada to go to Furnas and see Parque Terra Nostra, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, appreciate the history behind Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Ponta Delgada is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azores Standard Time (AZOT) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Ponta Delgada reach 72°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly 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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira do Porto, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Ponta Delgada to Porto in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Porto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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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.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Alfama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Praia da ursa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and wander the streets of Rossio Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for 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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